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by Grant M. Deltz
The federal court for the Eastern District of New York has reportedly issued an emergency stay halting President Trump’s recent executive order that calls for the removal from the United States of individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The ruling came as a result of a habeas corpus petition filed by ACLU in defense of the two Iraqi men who were detained at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport on Friday, as called for by Trump’s executive order.
ACLU also recently tweeted the following:
Signed judge's order. No refugees are going to be immediately deported pic.twitter.com/sbfaG7DBt0
— ACLU (@ACLU) January 29, 2017
The order issued by President Trump bars refugees from Syria indefinitely, and denies entry for at least 90 days to individuals from the previously mentioned Muslim-majority nations, those being; Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen.
In response, Iran has bared entry to civilians from the United States.
There has not yet been a response from President Trump on the halting of his executive order by the federal court.
Follow TLR for more updates on this developing story.
(Headline originally reported by The Hill.)