US federal judge partially lifts Trump's ban on refugees

US federal judge partially lifts Trump's ban on refugees

Yesterday, a federal judge in Seattle has partially lifted a ban on certain refugees imposed by US President Donald Trump's administration, according to the ruling.

The ruling was issued by US District Judge James Robart on Saturday after he had heard arguments in lawsuits from the American Civil Liberties Union and Jewish Family Service, claiming that the ban was preventing people from reuniting with their families legally living in the United States.

"Plaintiffs in both cases are refugees, who find themselves in dire circumstances, their family members who yearn to be reunited with them, and humanitarian organizations whose fundamental mission is to help these vulnerable refugees resettle in the United States. Plaintiffs in both cases present compelling circumstances of irreparable harm inflicted by the federal agencies’ action at issue here," the ruling read, Sputnik reports.

The ruling though does not apply to refugees who do not have "a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."

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