A Federal Judge Just Blocked Donald Trump's Controversial Immigration Ban

A federal judge just blocked Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban after a lawsuit filed by the ACLU.

WATCH: Immigrants rights attorney Lee Gelernt coming out of the court where the ACLU argued to block Trump's unconstitutional Muslim ban. pic.twitter.com/uuceRwT8jo

— ACLU (@ACLU) January 29, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union has halted Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from predominantly Muslim countries, after a federal judge granted a nationwide temporary stay allowing people with visas to remain in the United States, The Verge reports, but "stopped short of letting them into the country or issuing a broader ruling on the constitutionality of Mr. Trump’s actions," as stated by The New York Times.

The stay also applies to those who are currently in transit, but not to those from the seven banned countries still looking to enter the country.

Victory!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/uyza3zrQSX

— ACLU (@ACLU) January 29, 2017

When immigrants are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back. #NoMuslimBan #RefugeesWelcome pic.twitter.com/4R5D24r0Bk

— ACLU (@ACLU) January 29, 2017

Signed judge's order. No refugees are going to be immediately deported pic.twitter.com/sbfaG7DBt0

— ACLU (@ACLU) January 29, 2017

Our courts today worked as they should as bulwarks against government abuse or unconstitutional policies and orders.

— ACLU (@ACLU) January 29, 2017

On week one, Donald Trump suffered his first loss in court.

— ACLU (@ACLU) January 29, 2017

Our full statement: Federal Court Grants Stay in Challenge to Trump Immigration Ban https://t.co/LRKgbcpeGx

— ACLU (@ACLU) January 29, 2017

PROTEST HAS PURPOSE! Your voices are working. Mad love to the @ACLU. The fight is NOT over. But this is progress https://t.co/ZCqNx8o1Zi

— Sophia Bush Hughes (@SophiaBush) January 29, 2017

On Saturday afternoon, the ACLU filed a class action lawsuit against Trump’s widely condemned policy, on behalf of Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, the two Iraqi men who were detained at JFK airport, an action that sparked widespread protests in New York City and around the country.

The judge made a point of reminding the lawyers that the stay is only temporary, until a new and permanent ruling is made. “I think the government hasn’t had a full chance to think about this,” Judge Ann M. Donnelly of Federal District Court in Brooklyn said. Still, Saturday night’s news is a massive win for those opposed to Trump’s ban, and was celebrated on social media, as well as by protesters at airports nationwide.

Be clear. The @ACLU won a temporary stay. This will be fought hard. Do not stop protesting. Do not sigh in relief. Fight must continue.

— Luvvie (@Luvvie) January 29, 2017

ROUND ONE VICTORY! Emergency stay issued by federal court against Trump order!! @ACLU @NILC_org @RefugeeAssist Yale law clinic

— Cecillia Wang 王德棻 (@WangCecillia) January 29, 2017

However, critics were quick to point out that while the stay will prevent people from being deported for the time being, it doesn't mean that Trump and his administration can't push back.

In other words, this is just the beginning of a long fight expected to play out blow by blow on the international stage. You can do your part by donating to the ACLU here

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