BREAKING: Federal Judge Issues National Emergency Stay On Trump’s Executive Order Banning Muslims UPDATE: Stay Only Affects Current Detainees

According to multiple reports on Twitter, US District Judge Ann Donnelly just issued a national stay on Trump’s executive order banning Muslims from seven nations from entering the United States. Story developing…

UPDATE: The Verge reports.

The federal court for the Eastern District of New York issued an emergency stay halting President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries tonight, following widespread protests at airports around the country.

The court ruled on a habeas corpus petition filed by the ACLU on behalf of Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, who were denied entry to the US upon landing at JFK airport in New York City and detained indefinitely by Customs and Border Patrol.

Darweesh spent a decade working for the United States military in Iraq as an interpreter and engineer and had been granted an entry visa after background checks; Alshawi had been granted a visa in order to join his wife and son who are already permanent residents of the US after their similar service with the US military.

UPDATE II: See the order HERE.sororded