A federal judge in Detroit has ordered the U.S. government to halt enforcement of parts of President Trump’s controversial immigration action.
U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts suspended the president’s 90-day restriction on travel by people from seven Muslim-majority countries if they are lawful, permanent residents of the United States.
Her order came following a lawsuit filed by the Arab American Civil Rights League and several individuals in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. The suit names as defendants President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, John Kelly, the secretary of homeland security, and Kevin McAleenan, acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.
Trump issued his executive order on Jan. 27, and federal agents at airports immediately began detaining citizens from the seven countries, including those with U.S. passports.
The Detroit lawsuit, filed Tuesday, seeks to overturn the entire executive order. Roberts, in her first ruling on parts of the suit, wrote that she would rule on the full request after additional briefing.
Roberts scheduled a hearing on Feb. 13, a courtspokesperson said.