Latest News on January 29:
U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly has blocked part of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, ruling that travellers who have already landed in the US with valid visas should not be sent back to their home countries.
A group of state attorneys general, meanwhile, are discussing whether to file their own court challenge against the order, officials in three states told the Reuters news agency.
Officials in the offices of attorneys general in Pennsylvania, Washington and Hawaii said they were evaluating what specific claims could be filed, and in which court.
Trump signed the executive order on Friday, January 27, that effectively denies entry to refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, including those with green cards, who otherwise have permanent residence in the US.
Signing the order at the Pentagon, Trump said the move would help protect Americans from "terrorist" attacks.
[Source: Al-Jazeera, international edition, on January 29, 2017]
Above: German news video showing U.S. protesters in front of a New York law court
and who are celebrating the court rule that partly dismissed Trump's immigration ban
for Muslims. [N24 News TV on Jan. 28/29]
Headlines of opinion pages for The New York Times on January 27 / 28, 2017.
Canada's Trudeau welcomes refugees.
Headline of The Sydney Morning Herald on January 29, 2017.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed those fleeing war and persecution on Saturday, January 28, even as Canadian airlines said they would turn back U.S.-bound passengers to comply with an immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
In pointed tweets a day after U.S. President Donald Trump put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from the seven countries, Trudeau said refugees were welcome in Canada.
[Source: Reuters.com, Globalnews.ca on January 28, 2017]
Immigration ban protests erupt at JFK International Airport
as NY taxi drivers strike following Trump's immigration ban.
[Source: USA Today on January 28, 2017]
U.S. arrivals in 2015 from recently banned Muslim countries.
[U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security]
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif issued a series of tweets in response to President Trump's order, saying the move would be "a great gift to extremists and their supporters."
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