Judge scraps travel ban, Trump vows to restore it

A Customs and Border Protection officer at Atlanta airport. Photograph: Erik S. Lesser/EPA

BBC – US President Donald Trump has vowed to overturn a legal ruling which suspended his ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim countries.

He described federal judge James Robart as a “so-called” justice whose “ridiculous” opinion “essentially takes law-enforcement away from” the US.

Judge Robart ruled on Friday that the prohibition was unconstitutional.

A number of airlines have said they are allowing nationals targeted by the ban to board flights to America.

“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Mr Trump said on Twitter.

“When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , come in & out, especially for reasons of safety & security – big trouble!” he tweeted separately.

The US administration argues that his executive order last week, which caused confusion and anger, is designed to protect the US.

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