Obama-Appointed, Schumer-Allied Judge Blocks Trump on Deportations

A demonstrator wears a Statue of Liberty hat and applauds during a rally against President Trump’s order that restricts travel to the U.S., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston.A federal judge in Brooklyn on Saturday evening granted a nationwide stay of removal – preventing deportation – for those people affected by President Trump’s Friday executive order stopping the refugee program and halting immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.”Did you have information that something like that would happen?” asked a reporter for The New York Times.Others who were detained appeared to be still in custody or sent back to their home countries, she said.”I’ll be joining New Yorkers at Battery Park this afternoon to stand up for our city’s values”, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.The executive order (full text here) issued by Trump on Friday bans citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the U.S. for ninety days under Trump’s immigration order. The wide-ranging order also halts Syrian refugees from resettling in America for the next 120 days with an aim to eventually cut those admitted by 50% to 50,000.The White House Officials are saying that the controversial decision was taken after a lot of thinking in different aspects and there’s no chance of backing away. Schumer said Secretary Kelly had told him that 42 people being detained fit under the court order issued Saturday and would be processed and allowed entry.Many Republicans cite FBI Director James Comey’s comments as a reason for rejecting Syrian refugees, claiming he said vetting them was impossible.”It’s working out very nicely”, he said. The order implies this ban could continue indefinitely for certain countries. “We would resist that strongly”, Scott Arbeiter, president of World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals and one of nine agencies that partner with the federal government to resettle refugees. Even before Trump signed the order, people from those countries who applied to enter the US were subject to “administrative processing”, a mysterious process Sabagh likened to a “black hole”.U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive action implementing “new vetting measures” that he says are aimed at keeping “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the United States. The first would rescind the executive order, and the second would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to ensure additional congressional oversight of the president’s authority to bar classes of people from entering the United States, according to Feinstein’s office.The order barred USA border agents from removing anyone who arrived in the US with a valid visa from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. People overseas can’t just “rush” into the U.S. The screening process for refugees takes 18 to 24 months, on average.How far Democrats go will be closely watched by the liberal activists who joined them to protest against Trump’s ban on the steps of the Supreme Court.There’s an exemption for immigrants and legal permanent residents whose entry is in the USA national interest.However, human rights groups say that green card holders trying to return from holidays, business or study are being stopped in foreign airports.Miliband is the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an organization devoted to helping refugees.