Trump administration to fight judge’s block on order barring refugees

A Seattle federal judge on Friday put a nationwide block on President Donald Trump's week-old executive order that had temporarily barred refugees and nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. The Department of Justice is to file an emergency appeal against the Seattle judge’s restraining order..

Meanwhile, just hours after the ruling, US Customs and Border Protection told airlines they could board travelers who had been affected by the president’s temporary ban on nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. Gulf carrier Qatar Airways quickly took advantage of the ruling to allow passengers barred by the executive order to board flights to the United States.

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