US judge orders that stranded Yemenis be allowed to enter US


A federal judge in Los Angeles has issued an order to bar the Trump administration from preventing a group of Yemenis with valid visas from flying to the United States.

In yet another challenge to President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims, US District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. on Tuesday night granted a temporary restraining order against the controversial presidential executive order after an emergency motion on behalf of 28 Yemenis was filed.

The motion was submitted by immigration attorney Julie Goldberg and her associate Daniel Covarrubias-Klein on behalf of the plaintiffs.

The Yemenis are stranded in the tiny African nation of Djibouti, where they were transiting on their way to the United States. They are affected by Trump’s immigration directive, which was issued last Friday.

Under Trump’s order, citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia are banned from entering the US for at least 90 days while Syrian refugees are blocked…

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