A US Judge has blocked nationwide the Trump’s Ban on Muslims travelling to the United States by supporting the stance of two other states which have challenged the executive order embroiling the entire country into an unanticipated legal battle.
The US District Judge James L Robart in Seattle ruled Washington and Minnesota states standing the Trump challenge. The government lawyers supported Donald Trump’s verdict but the opposing lawyers were confident that they would succeed in getting the ban overturned. The ban has resulted in 60,000 people’s visa cancelled.
“The state has met its burden in demonstrating immediate and irreparable injury. This TRO (temporary restraining order) is granted on a nationwide basis.”
It remains to be seen what will happen to the fate of those people’s visas who have been waiting for it for years. However, Homeland Security officials have circulated an email asking employees to immediately comply with the ruling.
The spokesman for White House Sean Spicer released a statement, which read.
White House “will file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate.”
The new statement of the White House released a new statement in which the word “outrageous statement” was removed.
“The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.”
The Outrage Against Trump’s Order
Trump’s order was not taken lightly at home or abroad. Many of the US celebrities came out openly against the order. Thousands of people protested against this ban saying it was not right. Angelina Jolie, a top Hollywood actress also called the ban to be discriminatory and responsible for creating more instability.
The Executive Order Against Muslim Countries
Donald Trump passed a controversial executive order in which he banned entry of residents from seven Muslim majority countries. He also suspended for 90 days a ban which he imposed on the Syrian refugees. The ban has created an uproar in the Muslim World. Iran has been at the forefront of its response saying it would return the favor in kind by banning the US citizens from travelling to its country.