US District Judge Andre Birotte Jr (Central District of California) heard a plea from 28 Yemeni-born US citizens, and ruled that:
1. Defendants and their officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and all persons acting in
concert or participating with them, are ENJOINED AND RESTRAINED from
enforcing Defendant President Donald J. Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order
by removing, detaining, or blocking the entry of Plaintiffs, or any other person from
Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen with a valid immigrant visa;
2. Defendants, and Defendant United States Department of State in particular, are
hereby ENJOINED AND RESTRAINED from cancelling validly obtained and
issued immigrant visas of Plaintiffs;
3. Defendants, and Defendant United States Department of State in particular, are
hereby ORDERED to return to Plaintiffs their passports containing validly issued
immigrant visas so that Plaintiffs may travel to the United States on said visas; and
4. Defendants are hereby ORDERED to IMMEDIATELY inform all relevant airport,
airline, and other authorities at Los Angeles International Airport and International
Airport in Djibouti that Plaintiffs are permitted to travel to the United States on their
valid immigrant visas.
However, the Customs and Border Protection agency has seemingly abandoned its commitment to lawful conduct, having refused to comply with earlier court orders, and also refused to meet with Senators, Members of Congress, and attorneys representing people in detention or facing deportation.
ORDER GRANTING EMERGENCY
MOTION FOR TEMPORARY
RESTRAINING ORDER AND/OR
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION [UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA]
Judge orders halt to Trump’s immigration executive order
[David Kravets/Ars Technica]
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