A federal judge has granted an emergency stay to temporarily allow people who landed in this country with a valid visa to remain. The New York district court judge bars The US from deporting travelers with valid visas covered by Trump's executive order.
District Court Judge Ann Donnelly ruled in favor of a habeas corpus petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The federal judge blocked Trump from deporting people here and detained at US airports.
The executive order, signed Friday and widely described as a "Muslim ban," includes a 90-day prohibition on travel to the United States by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and a four-month suspension of the U.S. refugee program.
Meanwhile, personal guarantees and freedoms cannot be abridged by the government, either by law or by judicial interpretation, without due process.
Civil liberties include the freedom from torture, freedom from forced disappearance, freedom of conscience, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, the right to security and liberty, freedom of speech, the right to privacy, the right to equal treatment under the law and due process, the right to a fair trial, the right to life, the right to own property, the right to defend oneself, and the right to bodily integrity.
The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 was signed into effect by President Ronald Reagan on August 10, 1988. The act was passed by Congress to issue a public apology for those of Japanese ancestry who lost their property and liberty due to discriminatory actions by the United States Government during the internment period.
This act also provided many other benefits within various sectors of the government. Within the treasury, it establishes a civil liberties public education fund. It directs the Attorney General to identify and locate each individual affected by this act and to pay them $20,000 from the civil liberties public education fund. It also established a board of directors who is responsible for making disbursements from this fund. Finally, it requires that all documents and records that are created or received by the commission be kept in the United States archives.