US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban


WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge’s emergency order has temporarily barred the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The judge said travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated.

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in New York issued the emergency order Saturday night after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a court petition on behalf of people from seven predominantly Muslim nations who were detained at airports across the country as the ban took effect. The judge’s order addressed only a portion of Trump’s executive action.

The Department of Homeland Security said the court ruling would not affect the overall implementation of the White House order and affected a relatively small number of travelers inconvenienced by security procedures.

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