Federal Judge Blocks Trump Refugee Order Amid Airport Protests

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Judge in Brooklyn, New York issued a stay against Trump’s executive order barring immigrants from Middle Eastern countries after global protests and chaos arose

Judge Ann Donnelly of U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn responded to the American Civil Liberties Union’s emergency appeal challenging the executive order barring refugees signed by President Trump last week amid growing travel chaos around the world and erupting political demonstrations outside airports within the United States.

Donnelly granted a temporary stay, which orders airline officials to release refugees and others detained at airports across the United States, effectively barring deportations.

The emergency appeal had been announced by the ACLU via Twitter. It took less than 12 hours for the appeal to come before the judge and be heard, and a day later for the media to begin praising her decision as showing she has a “firm moral compass”, according to the New York Times.

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