Trump’s deportation order delayed after Mass Protest at JFK airport

Trump’s executive 90-day travel deportation ban to nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been delayed by US judge after Mass Protest at JFK airport.

Trump’s deportation order stopped the entire US refugee programme and also instituted a 90-day travel ban for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. This resulted into a massive protest at JFK airport as it is estimated that 100-200 people are being held at JFK Airport in New York or in transit.

Those who were already mid-flight were detained on arrival even if they held valid US visas or other immigration permits. Although a ruling from a US judge has temporarily halted Trump’s deportations order.

The federal Judge Ann Donnelly, in New York, has prevented the removal from the US, people with approved refugee applications, valid visas, and other individuals legally authorised to enter the United States. Thousands of people were seen protesting at JFK airport over Mr Trump’s clampdown on immigration.

Since the court order prevented the government from sending immigrants back to their home countries because it would cause them “irreparable harm,” it is unclear if they will have to remain in detention until a substantive ruling on the constitutionality of the ban is delivered.

On Saturday, amid protests and court challenges, Mr Trump told reporters: “It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over.”

People affected by the order with valid greencards and visas who were not in transit at the time are still likely stuck abroad, but there’s now at least a time frame for a further ruling on the ban.

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