By Savannah Smith   |  01-30-2017   News
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Make no mistake about it, President Trump's Executive Order on the temporary ban on the immigration and refugee program of the U.S. for nationals of seven predominantly-Muslim countries will remain in force, regardless of the federal court ruling issuing a stay on the said E.O.

The strong clarification was made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and senior adviser to the White House Stephen Miller earlier today. They came out with an official statement declaring that the President's Executive Order remains in place, and that "prohibited travel will remain prohibited", and that the U.S. government will retain its right to revoke visas at any time should matters of national security and public safety so require it.

DHS also affirms that it will clearly continue implementing all of the President's Executive Orders to ensure the safety and security of the American people. Miller also further clarified that nothing in the federal Judge's order, in any way, impedes or prevents the implementation of Trump's order which remains " in full, complete and in total effect."

The stay issued by Judge Ann Donnelly, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, will only prevent the Trump administration from deporting citizens from the affected countries in the list of the temporary ban who are already in the U.S. Travelers outside the U.S., regardless if they have valid visas, will have to abide by the E.O.'s restrictions, and will be blocked from entering the U.S. while the order is in force for the remaining three to four months.

The court granted an emergency stay on parts of the ruling in response to a lawsuit filed by ACLU for the sake of two Iraqi refugees who had been detained at the JFK airport in New York on Friday following Trump's Executive Order on the temporary ban. Anyone with a U.S. citizenship will not be affected by Trump's E.O.

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