One of the Executive orders issued by Trump in the first week in white house as US president has been given a knockout punch by eastern district New York Court.
US Federal court on Saturday evening granted a temporary emergency stay by blocking the deportation of detained migrants at all US airports for now.
The federal court in New York eastern district issued the emergency stay on Saturday evening after only two of 12 refugees held at JFK airport were released, after staying at the airports between 14 and 24 hours respectively. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a petition on their behalf, but the stay will be effective nationwide.
The stay states that none of the travelers held at airports across the nation can be sent back. Though, the measure doesn’t mean they have to be allowed into the country but leave them in a grey area of the Airports. On the early hour of Saturday, President Trump defended his immigration measures, which prompted outraged as migrants stop from entering the US, including families of refugees, legal permanent residents and Ivy League students.
Though Trump denied that his executive order, which bar citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US, was a Muslim ban. He further stated that the ban was ‘working very nicely’ while chaos broke out in airports as migrants were stopped and some non-American citizens realized they were now barred from the country where they were studying or had lived, perhaps for years.