Trump Immigration Ban Order Impeded By U.S. Court in Virginia, Judge Says It's 'Unconstitutional'

By Cristina Limpiada | Feb 14, 2017 09:40 AM EST

The controversial executive order of U.S. President Donald Trump of immigration ban gets several rejections from different groups. Recently, a federal judge in Virginia stands out and impede saying that the order is unconstitutional and issued a ruling.

ABC News reported that an injunction was made recently by Judge James Robart extends the temporary restraining order which he issued earlier. Additionally, a federal court in Virginia issued another preliminary injunction on the executive order of President Trump, but applicable only to the state of Virginia.

This is to oppose President Donald Trump order of barring people from seven Muslim countries and shut down the refugee program for 120 days. Evidently, Trump's order is said to be his way of making his campaign promise to ban Muslims realized. However, lots of U.S. citizens are obviously affected, the reason why federal estate judges impede the executive order.

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According to Bloomberg, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema from Alexandria said, "Maximum power does not mean absolute power." Judge Brinkema is one of the judges who blocks the immigration ban and issued court order. The court order ruling states that the President Trump executive order cannot be enforced in Virginia.

Judge Brinkema insists that the Trump administration has "no evidence" to justify the order. She argues that even though President Trump holds on to his broad power over immigration, he must also operate under the constitution. Meanwhile, the government explains that the temporary barring of Muslim visitors and immigrants is a must to stop terrorists from entering the country.

Brinkema added that the government has no legal evidence other than the executive order released by President Trump. Her ruling is confined only to state residents and institutions only, and will not be applicable nationwide to grant the request of Attorney General Mark Herring. However, even if the scope is small it still interferes the order of the administration to shut U.S. borders to countries connected with terrorism.

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