Nearly 750 men and women have been "detained or processed" through the 26-hour period following a Brooklyn judge issued an order blocking component of Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, according to an attorney representing plaintiffs.
In a letter obtained by ABC News, the government mentioned "this list includes legal permanent residents."
A distinct federal judge in New York Tuesday ordered Trump's administration to produce a list of all folks detained as portion of his executive order that limited travel and immigration from seven nations and temporarily shut down the U.S. refugee plan.
Right now, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union told ABC News that the government offered the organization with 746 names of folks held or processed from Jan. 28 at 9:37 p.m. —- when the Brooklyn judge halted element of the ban that permitted for deportations -— to Jan. 29 at 11:59 p.m.
The list was ordered to include travelers who arrived with refugee applications, valid visa holders and persons from the seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen —- covered by the ban who had been legally authorized to enter the U.S.
Just after Trump issued the order, the administration said that green card holders and other people have been not subject to the order.
But a Washington state federal court place a nationwide block on Trump's order on Feb. three. An appeals court declined to lift the restraining order.
At the time, Trump appeared to downplay the number of individuals detained as a result of the order's implementation.
Only 109 men and women out of 325,000 had been detained and held for questioning. Large difficulties at airports were caused by Delta laptop or computer outage,.....
And White Home press secretary Sean Spicer stated the similar day: “Remember we’re talking about a universe of 109 persons. There were 325,000 people today that came into this country more than a 24 hour period from a different country. 109 of them were stopped for more screening.”
Tuesday's order was delivered as element of a case filed by two Iraqi nationals who have been detained at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The restraining order issued in Brooklyn on Jan. 28 expired Tuesday.
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