President Trump on Sunday called for “strong borders” just hours after a federal judge issued an emergency stay temporarily blocking the deportation of detainees under Trump’s immigration ban.
“Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW,” the president tweeted.
Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2017
The Hill reports,
The president on Friday signed an executive order denying entry for 90 days to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen.
The order also bars Syrian refugees indefinitely and halts all refugee resettlement in the U.S. for 120 days as the administration reviews its vetting process.
The move was met with backlash, as reports emerged of refugees being detained upon arrival to U.S. airports and new details continued to surface on who exactly would be impacted by the order.
A federal judge in New York on Saturday night issued an emergency stay temporarily halting the removal of people detained after Trump’s order.
The move appears to mark the first successful legal challenge to the Trump administration. It affects those who arrived in the U.S. with previously approved refugee applications or were in transit with valid visas.
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