US Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Order Limiting Immigration

 A man yells during a protest against Donald Trump's travel ban outside Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, Jan. 28, 2017 (CREDIT VOA).

A man yells during a protest against Donald Trump’s travel ban outside Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, Jan. 28, 2017 (CREDIT VOA).

A federal court has intervened after U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries led to widespread confusion as refugees, green-card holders, students and workers were detained at American airports or barred from boarding international flights to the United States.

Late Saturday, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in New York issued an emergency order that temporarily bars the deportation of people who had been detained after landing at U.S. airports with valid visas. The order also bars the detention of anyone with an approved refugee application.

Donnelly said in her order “There is imminent danger that, absent the stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa-holders, and other individuals from nations” who are subject to the president’s order.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.