Federal Choose Partially Blocks Donald Trump’s Newest Refugee Restrictions

Federal Judge Partially Blocks Donald Trump's Latest Refugee Restrictions

Choose James Robart ordered American authorities to renew processing and admitting refugees. (Reuters)

WASHINGTON:  A federal choose in Seattle partially blocked US President Donald Trump’s latest restrictions on refugee admissions on Saturday, the most recent authorized defeat for his administration’s efforts to curtail immigration and journey to the US.

On Oct. 24, the Trump administration successfully paused refugee admissions from 11 international locations largely within the Center East and Africa, pending a 90-day safety assessment, which was set to run out in late January.

The international locations topic to the assessment are Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which collectively accounted for greater than 40 p.c of refugee admissions to the US in every of the final three fiscal years.

The Trump administration additionally paused a program that allowed for household reunification for refugees, pending additional safety screening procedures being put into place.

Refugees and teams that help them sued as a way to win a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the brand new restrictions.

US District Choose James Robart stated in a ruling issued on Saturday night that the administration is blocked from suspending the household refugee reunification program.

Additional, the administration can’t block the entry of refugees from the 11 international locations, so long as they’ve a “bona fide relationship with an individual or entity in the US,” Robart wrote.

© Thomson Reuters 2017

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