UPDATE 7:11pm: The Department of Justice has filed an appeal in response to a Seattle judge's ruling on Friday that halted President Trump's executive order on immigration, KOMO reported.
BREAKING: Homeland Security won't direct airlines to keep visa-holders covered by Trump order from boarding US-bound planes.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 4, 2017
UPDATE 10:43am: Homeland Security is suspending all actions in implementing travel ban.
BREAKING: State Department reverses visa cancellations for foreigners after judge puts hold on Trump executive order.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 4, 2017
UPDATE 10:34am: The State Department on Saturday reversed cancellations of visas.
The reversal comes after a federal judge put on hold President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.
The department says it acted to reinstate the visas after getting word from the Justice Department about the judge's ruling Friday in Washington state. For now, the department says people covered by the order and holding a valid visa may now travel to the United States.
The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
UPDATE Feb. 4 8:53am: President Donald Trump on Twitter Saturday called out the Seattle judge.
UPDATE 10:32pm: The White House broke its silence on the recent decision made by a federal judge in Seattle, which led to the immediate halt of Trump's executive order on immigration nationwide.
In a statement issued by the the press secretary, the Department of Justice will file an "emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate."
UPDATE 9:44pm: A spokesperson for the Customs and Border Control told CNN that the agency will review the order and comply.
A federal judge in Seattle, Washington, has issued a nationwide restraining order to put President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration on hold, according to KOMO.
"This decision shuts down the executive order immediately," according to Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who filed the motion.
Judge James L. Robart, who is a George W. Bush appointee, presided over the case and announced the ruling Friday, determining that Trump's executive action has harmed US citizens.
The state has met its burden in demonstrating immediate and irreparable injury
The court ruling follows a lawsuit, State of Washington v. Trump, brought by the state of Washington on Monday. It was the first state lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to restrict immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations, according to Washington State's Office of the Attorney General.
“The Constitution prevailed today,” Ferguson said. “No one is above the law not even the president.”
He later said during a news conference, "It's not the loudest voice that prevails in the courtroom. It's the Constitution."
The restraining order is expected to stand until the court considers a legal challenge. If the lawsuit prevails, then that would permanently invalidate the executive order nationwide.
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