Trump executive order: US judge temporarily halts deportations


America : A US judge has issued a stay temporarily halting the deportation of visa holders or refugees under an executive order from President Trump.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit early on Saturday in response to the order.

The judge’s stay prevents those “caught up” in the aftermath from being deported, the ACLU said.

The group estimates that between 100 and 200 people are being detained at airports or in transit.

The court decision came as hundreds protested at airports in several US states over Donald Trump’s clamp down on immigration.

The seven countries affected by a 90-day travel ban for nationals are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.