Justice Department appeals judge’s order temporarily blocking Trump’s travel ban

The Justice Department filed an appeal of a judge’s order temporarily stopping President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Saturday night, saying it’s the “sovereign prerogative” of a president to admit or exclude aliens.

On Friday a federal judge in Seattle issued the halt to Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans travelers, immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. By early afternoon, the departments of State and Homeland Security effectively said that they had responded accordingly.

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