WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe.
The judge’s ruling blocked part of the president’s actions, preventing the government from deporting some arrivals who found themselves ensnared by the presidential order. But it stopped short of letting them into the country or issuing a broader ruling on the constitutionality of Mr. Trump’s actions.
The high-stakes legal case played out on Saturday amid global turmoil, as the executive order signed by the president slammed shut the borders of the United States for an Iranian scientist headed to a lab in Massachusetts, a Syrian refugee family headed to a new life in Ohio and countless others across the world.
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) signs an Executive Order establishing extreme vetting of people coming to the United States after attending a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis (R) with Vice President Mike Pence at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017.
The ruling, a temporary emergency stay, now allows those who landed in the US and hold a valid visa to remain. Federal judges in Virginia, Massachusetts, and Washington also made emergency rulings on various aspects of the executive order.
The ACLU had filed a habeas corpus petition on behalf of two Iraqi refugees, who were detained by border agents at John F. Kennedy airport in New York City, despite having previously been granted asylum and holding valid visas. Both men were released Saturday.
"There is imminent danger that, absent the stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa-holders, and other individuals from nations subject to the January 27, 2017, Executive Order," US District Judge Ann Donnelly said in her ruling.
The court order will "not allow the government to remove anybody who has come and is caught up in the order nationwide. They cannot remove anybody," Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, who argued the case, said in a video posted by the organization. "The key tonight was to make sure no one was put back on a plane."
Gelernt also said the court ordered the government to give the ACLU a list of names of the people who are being detained, and that "at a minimum" they will not be returned.
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NYC attack kills 8, injures 9; Sayfullo Saipov in custody after shouting ‘allahu akbar’ mowing down cyclists on bike path in lower Manhattan.
At least eight people are dead after Sayfullo Saipov barreled into a bike path and crashed a rental pickup truck into a crowd in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” law enforcement sources tell Fox News and The Associated Press.
Another 11 people were injured, officials said. The 29-year-old driver, possibly a Middle Eastern man with a beard, was shot by police and taken into custody, law enforcement sources told Fox News. The suspect remains hospitalized.
Eight people are dead and 11 people are in hospital in a serious but non life-threatening condition
The truck driver has been named as 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a citizen of Uzbekistan who has addresses in Florida
He mounted the West Side Highway bike path at 3.05 pm on Tuesday afternoon at Houston Street.
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Trump's order, signed Friday afternoon, had prompted widespread chaos at airports across the country as refugees and travelers were detained after arriving and denied entry.
The ACLU lawyers argued the order was "unconstitutional" and a "violation of international law."
Demonstrators outside the courthouse erupted in cheers as news of the stay spread.
"I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we're going to get sick and tired of his losing," Faiz Shakir, the ACLU's national political director told Yahoo News.
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