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Trump's travel ban partially blocked by court

The refugee ban - which covers Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and North Korea - is now a separate directive from the restrictions on travellers


President Donald Trump’s 11-nation refugee ban was partially blocked by a judge who found that it violated federal rule-making requirements. US District Judge James Robart in Seattle, who issued one of the earliest orders halting the president’s January travel ban, said in a ruling on Saturday that the Trump administration can continue to deny entry to refugees who don’t have ties to relatives or institutions in the US. A worldwide suspension of refugee admissions was included in earlier versions of the president’s executive orders that were blocked by ...

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First Published: Mon, December 25 2017. 02:12 IST