U.S. District Senior Judge James Robart of Seattle on Friday issued a nationwide restraining order blocking the travel ban put in place by President Trump last week.
Trump’s ban, created through an executive order, sought to block people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.
In issuing his decision, Robart was siding with Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who filed a suit to block key provisions of the president’s executive order, which also bars Syrian refugees from entering the country.
In a conference call Friday night, airlines were told that the U.S. government would reinstate traveling visas that were previously canceled, CNN reported. CNN’s report also adds that U.S. Customs and Border Protection advised airlines that refugees possessing U.S. visas will be allowed to enter as well.
The White House press secretary Sean Spicer released a statement Friday night saying the Department of Justice would seek an emergency stay of this “outrageous order.”