On Friday evening, a federal judge in Seattle, Washington put a temporary nationwide block on President Trump’s executive order restricting citizens from seven Muslim-heavy countries from entering the United States.
The judge, James Robart, made his ruling effective immediately and said that travel restrictions could be lifted right away. However, the Trump administration will no doubt appeal the ruling and have the policy upheld.
The state’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, said: ‘“The Constitution prevailed today,’ Ferguson said he expected the federal government to honor the ruling. ‘No one is above the law — not even the President’.
“This ruling shuts down the (president’s) executive order immediately — shuts it down — so people can travel like they did before,” Ferguson said.
According to Fox News, a reporter asked Ferguson if the ruling coming down on Friday afternoon could cause confusion.
“I’ll tell you where there’s been confusion – the President’s executive order,” Ferguson said. “That’s what’s caused confusion. I’m sorry, but there’s no other way to put it – it’s been Keystone Cops. It really is. That’s not just me speaking, that’s Republican members of Congress.”
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