Trump blasts judge's decision to halt travel ban

| Updated: Feb 05, 2017 01:55 IST

Washington D. C. [USA], Feb. 4 (ANI): President Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to slam a federal judge's decision to halt his immigration order nationwide. "The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!" he tweeted. "When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot, come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security - big trouble!" he followed. Following the judge's decision, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alerted airlines that the U.S. government would quickly begin reinstating visas that were previously canceled. According to an airline executive, refugees that are in possession of US visas will be admitted as well, reports the CNN. After the ruling, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement that the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this "outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate". Trump's executive order that he signed last week suspended immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, the US refugee program for 120 days and indefinitely halted Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. The seven affected Muslim-majority countries are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. (ANI)
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