The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!
Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know if certain people are allowed in it's death & destruction!
Shortly after the ruling, an airline official told ABC News that airlines were told by Customs and Border Protection during a call to go back to procedures in place before Trump's executive order took effect, an airline official with knowledge of the call said. The order's implementation sparked widespread confusion and protests at airports around the country.
One of the first airlines to acknowledge the travel ban's suspension was a Middle Eastern carrier, Qatar Airways. "As directed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), nationals of the seven affected countries ... and all refugees seeking admission presenting a valid, unexpired U.S. visa or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) card (Green Card) will be permitted to travel to the United States and will be processed accordingly upon arrival."
The following airlines released similar statements Saturday morning about allowing formerly-barred passengers on U.S.-bound flights: Lufthansa (Germany), KLM (The Netherlands), Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates), British Airways and Air France.
But foreign airlines have instructed Iranian travel agencies not to sell U.S.-bound flight tickets to Iranians holding U.S. visas, despite the ban being suspended, The Associated Press reported Friday night, citing the Kowsar travel agency in Tehran. The agency said, however, there was no problem for those who have a permanent resident card or a U.S. passport.
The Justice Department said it is "reviewing the court's order and will determine next steps," a rep said, and the State Department said it was "working closely with the Department of Homeland Security and our legal teams to determine how this affects our operations," an official said.
The ruling, issued by U.S. District Judge James L. Robart -- a nominee of President George W. Bush who was confirmed 99-0 in June 2004 -- takes effect immediately, said WashingtonState Solicitor General Noah Purcell during a press conference. Someone overseas who may be waiting to board a flight to the U.S. would now be able to do so and enter the country, according to Purcell.
"It puts a halt to President Trump's unconstitutional and unlawful executive order," Ferguson said.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson called the decision a "historic" and "important" one. It is his expectation that the federal government will honor the ruling, he said.