Trump slams judge's decision to halt travel ban, says it's a 'terrible decision'

| Updated: Feb 05, 2017 09:50 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 5 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed a federal judge's decision to halt his immigration order nationwide and termed it as a terrible decision. Trump took to his Twitter handle for the second time to oppose the decision made by the judge on the immigration ban. "What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?," he tweeted. "Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision," he added. Earlier in the day also, Trump took to his social media handle and tweeted that, "The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!" "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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