White House to appeal after court blocks Trump’s travel ban

Temporary restraining order represents a major setback for Trump’ order that temporarily barred refugees and nationals from seven countries from entering the US.

Seattle/Boston — A Seattle federal judge on Friday put a nationwide block on US President Donald Trump’s week-old executive order that had temporarily barred refugees and nationals from seven countries from entering the United States.

The judge’s temporary restraining order represents a major setback for Trump’s action, though the White House said late Friday that it believed the ban to be “lawful and appropriate” and that the US Department of Justice would file an emergency appeal.

Still, just hours after the ruling, US Customs and Border Protection told airlines they could board travelers who had been affected by the ban…..more

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