US federal judge abolishes Trump's travel ban

US federal judge abolishes Trump's travel banVisa and green-card holders from Iraq and Iran are encountering no problems at New York's Kennedy Airport as they arriving, Associated Press reports.

Travellers from the seven predominantly Muslim countries targeted by President Donald Trump enjoyed tearful reunions with loved ones in the U.S. on Sunday after a federal judge swept the ban aside.

Airlines around the world allowed people to board flights as usual to the United States.

Last week the U.S. cancelled the visas of up to 60,000 foreigners in the week after the ban on travel from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen took effect, according to the State Department. Trump also suspended nearly all refugee admissions for 120 days and barred Syrian refugees indefinitely.

The order triggered protests and a multitude of legal challenges around the country and blocked numerous college students, researchers and others from entering the U.S.

Over the weekend, though, a federal judge in Seattle suspended the president's travel ban and a federal appeals court denied the Trump administration's request to set aside the ruling.
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