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Judges Hand Trump Major Defeat on Travel Ban

President Donald Trump’s travel ban will remain blocked, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The unanimous ruling by the three-judge panel at the United States Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit means that citizens of seven majority Muslim countries will continue to be able to travel to the U.S., despite Trump’s executive order from last month, CNN reported.

The order bars citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely halts refugees from Syria.

Trump issued the travel ban on Jan. 27, causing chaos, confusion and protests at international airports as the legal status of people in transition was suddenly thrown into question.

Lawsuits have been filed across the country, but it was one from federal Judge James Robart in Seattle Friday that blocked the travel ban nationwide, clearing the way for resumed travel from the seven countries.

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