US Judge blocks Donald Trump immigration ban

US Judge blocks Donald Trump immigration ban

A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations.

Federal Judge James Robart ruled against government lawyers' claims that US states did not have the standing to challenge Mr Trump's executive order.

Last week's move by Mr Trump triggered mass protests and has resulted in confusion at US airports.

The State Department says 60,000 visas have since been revoked.

Trump's executive order brought in a suspension of the US Refugee Admissions Programme for 120 days.

There is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees. Anyone arriving from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen faces a 90-day visa suspension.