Donald Trump fights back after judge blocks his travel ban

PANews BT_P-4578d825-b2f0-4110-ab74-089571145c20_I1Donald Trump has hit back after a judge temporarily blocked his travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

US District Judge James Robart in Seattle acted after Washington state and Minnesota urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country.

He ruled against government lawyers’ claims that the states did not have the standing to challenge Mr Trump’s order and said they showed their case was likely to succeed.

About 60,000 people from the affected countries had their visas cancelled.

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SOURCE: News Now/ Belfast Telegraph

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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.