The attempt by President Donald Trump to flush out terrorists from the United States of America by banning some Muslim-dominated countries from seeking refuge in his country, has met stiff resistance after a judge blocked the move.
BBC reports that the US District Judge James Robart ruled against Trump’s Muslim ban on Friday, February 3, and reports say it will remain valid nationwide in the meantime.
Washington attorney general Bob Ferguson, noted after the judge’s decision, that “The constitution prevailed today. No one is above the law – not even the president.
“I said from the beginning it is not the loudest voice that prevails in a courtroom, it’s the constitution.”
With Friday’s ruling, Ferguson, explained that anybody with a valid US visa must be allowed entry into the US by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as the ruling was described as the most sweeping ever in the history of America.
The White House immediately responded to the ruling, with the justice department stating that the next step to be taken would be reviewed after studying the written order.
A statement issued immediately after the ruling, reads: “At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the president, which we believe is lawful and appropriate.
“The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.”
Following in the footsteps of America’s Trump is Kuwait which also immediately placed bans on some Islamic countries.
It was gathered that the tight entry restrictions were placed as a result of the instability of those countries with the government of Kuwait pledging to lift the bans as soon as the security situation improves.
It is now uncertain if the Kuwait legal institution will also be able to rescind their federal power’s decision to disallow Muslims from the listed countries from visiting.