A Federal court in Seattle (Washington) suspended the decree of the President of the United States Donald trump, in which he ordered to stop the admission of refugees and granting of visas to nationals of seven States inhabited mostly by Muslims.
The decree suspended across the country until, until you consider a lawsuit filed in this court by the local Prosecutor’s office. In the statement of claim it requires to recognize the main provisions of the decree to be unconstitutional and cancel it.
The Prosecutor of the state of Washington Bob Ferguson, commenting on the decision to suspend the decree, called it a Testament to the rule of law in the United States. He added that now people who fall under the Ordinance, will again be able to apply for visas.
In his opinion, the decree violates the provision of the American Constitution on equality before the law, the right for freedom of religion, right to a fair trial and the immigration laws.
Earlier it became known that since the publication of the decree was cancelled, about 100 thousand have already been issued U.S. visas. At the same time, the U.S. authorities noted that all migrants with permanent residence permits to freely enter the United States.
The decree on termination of the reception of refugees and the issuance of visas to nationals of seven States inhabited mostly by Muslims, was signed by the President of the United States Donald trump January 28.
Decree for the citizens of the Sudan, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Syria, imposed a 90-day ban on entry into the United States. Also suspended indefinitely the admission of Syrian refugees. The program of reception of refugees from other countries frozen for 120 days.
The decree caused widespread discontent in American society, including among big businessmen and was heavily criticized in the mentioned countries. Some of them threatened retaliation.