President Donald Trump on Sunday continued to bash the Washington state judge who overturned his travel ban.
His comments come the same day an appeals court rejected a demand by the Justice Department to reinstate the order, which restricts people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for least 90 days, halts Syrian refugees indefinitely and all refugees for 120 days.
U.S. District Court Judge James Robart ruled Friday that the states that filed the lawsuit - Washington and Minnesota - had "met their burden of demonstrating that they face immediate and irreparable injury as a result of the signing and implementation of the executive order."
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued this week challenging key parts of the order as illegal and unconstitutional. Robart granted Ferguson's request for a temporary restraining order "on a nationwide basis" forbidding federal employees from enforcing Trump's order.
The Justice Department lodged a strongly-worded response on Robart's decision, saying that halting the travel ban "harms the public" and "second-guesses the President's national security judgment."
The Department of Homeland Security announced Saturday that it would not continue to implement Trump's order, meaning business as usual at all airports. The State Department also said it would not cancel or revoke any more visas. Last week, up to 60,000 foreigners had theirs revoked.
"Those individuals with visas that were not physically cancelled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid," the State Department said.
Robart said that Trump's order is harmful to "residents in areas of employment, education, business, family relations, and freedom to travel."
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