Trump's Immigration Ban Faces Legal Challenges

ABC News' Dan Abrams discusses the federal lawsuits already filed to challenge President Trump's executive order temporarily banning admission of all refugees as well as nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
0:50 | 01/30/17

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As we've been reporting several federal lawsuits have been filed in multiple states challenging the president's travel ban so let's bring in Dan Abrams. Dan, tell us where this executive order stands right now as far as the courts are concerned. All that's been issued are called stays around the country from federal district court judges who are basically saying, you can't implement parts of it which suggest, for example, that people who have valid paperwork who were in the air or then held in detention centers have to be released, have to be allowed in the country for now but a stay is just temporary. It is not a ruling on the ultimate merits of the case and that's going to come later. There will be all sorts of challenge but keep in mind the president has enormous discretion when it comes to immigration so these cases are not going to be easy. All right, Dan, I know you'll be keeping your eye on it, thank

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