“I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of his losing,” ACLU National Political Director Faiz Shakir told Yahoo News shortly after the decision was announced.
The White House did not immediately respond to request for comment about the court ruling.
Trump’s executive order, which he signed on Friday afternoon, barred people from Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Libya and Somalia for entering the United States for 90 days. It also stopped all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and indefinitely suspended the entry of refugees from Syria. As a result of the order, some people with current visas have already been detained or turned around at airports.
The class action lawsuit sought an immediate injunction barring the Trump administration from blocking immigrants based on the executive order. It argued the order violates a 1965 law that banned discrimination in immigration based on national origin. According to a copy of the court decision from Judge Ann Donnelly it will stop officials from removing individuals with approved refugee applications, holders of valid visas, and people from the affected countries who have been authorized to enter — pending completion of a hearing on the matter in the court. Donnelly also wrote that the lawsuit would have a “strong likelihood of success.” – Yahoo News Reports