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Judge Grants Refugees Stay From Trump’s Executive Order

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A federal judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., ordered a stay for those in U.S. airports affected by President Donald Trump’s order halting immigration from certain Middle Eastern countries.

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Donnelly prevented the deportation of a few hundred refugees trapped in American airports when Trump’s executive order put a moratorium on refugees coming into the U.S.

The Saturday order comes one day after Trump signed a new order halting visas and immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries and suspending admission of all refugees for 120 days, except Syrians, who are suspended indefinitely. Many travelers and immigrants, including some who possessed valid U.S. green cards, where barred from entry into the U.S. due to the order.

The order applies to both individuals already legally authorized to enter the U.S., such as permanent residents, and those “legally authorized” to enter the U.S.

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