US Homeland Security says will 'comply with judicial orders'

January 29, 2017 09:16

The US Department of Homeland Security said in a statement late on Saturday it would "comply with judicial orders" but that President Donald Trump's executive action restricting entry into the country from seven Muslim-majority nations remains in place.

The statement was issued hours after a federal judge in New York blocked the deportation of dozens of travelers and refugees from those countries who were stranded at US airports.

"These individuals went through enhanced security screenings and are being processed for entry to the United States, consistent with our immigration laws and judicial orders," the Homeland Security statement said.

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