US Justice Department appeals judge's immigration order

February 5, 2017 07:32

WASHINGTON - The US Justice Department filed an appeal late Saturday to restore President Donald Trump's immigration order barring citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries and temporarily banning refugees, even as travelers raced to enter the country while the ban was lifted.

The government moved to reverse a federal judge's Friday order that lifted the travel ban and warned the decision posed an immediate harm to the public, thwarted enforcement of an executive order and second-guessed the president's national security judgment.Friday's ruling prompted Trump to denounce the "so-called" judge in a series of tweets on Saturday.

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