Federal Judge Ann Donnelly has just sided with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in temporarily restraining Trump’s new executive order to ban all citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S.
WATCH: Immigrants rights attorney Lee Gelernt coming out of the court where the ACLU argued to block Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban. pic.twitter.com/uuceRwT8jo
— ACLU National (@ACLU) January 29, 2017
The ACLU had filed a lawsuit, once the order was made early Friday, on behalf of several individuals who were detained at a U.S. airport once Trump issued the order. 100 to 200 people would’ve been impacted by this detainment.
“This executive order runs contrary to really our most fundamental constitutional rights and human values in this country,” ACLU lawyer, Wofsy, said. “These individuals, many of whom have green cards and have lived here for many years, can’t just be put on a plane and shipped off.”
This ruling does not overturn Trump’s administration policy but does seem to be helping those who are currently awaiting possible deportation at all U.S. airports.
Protests have spread across the country at airports as citizens react in outrage.
— Keldy Ortiz (@KeldyOrtiz) January 28, 2017