(CNN) — The Department of Homeland Security said Saturday, Feb. 4, it has suspended all actions to implement President Donald Trump’s immigration order.
“In accordance with the judge’s ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, ‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.’ This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order,” DHS acting press secretary Gillian Christensen said in a statement.
She said DHS will resume inspections of travelers as it did prior to the signing of the executive order. Trump’s order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely halts refugees from Syria.
On Friday, a federal judge in Washington State granted a temporary restraining order that the state’s attorney general said immediately halted the immigration executive order effective nationwide. James Robart, a federal judge in Washington State, granted the order. “No one is above the law — not even the President,” Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said.
On Saturday, President Trump has been responding to the judge’s order from his original Twitter account.
But politicians aren’t being shy about throwing their responses out on social media, either. Rep. Jerry Nadler responded to the Tweet via Facebook, saying “No ‘so called.’ Judge Robart is a GWB appointee who was confirmed 99-0. We are watching closely your contempt for our Judicial Branch.”
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired Monday, Jan. 30, for refusing to enforce the legal order. Yates believed the order was unconstitutional, and the White House says Yates “has betrayed the Department of Justice.”