Over 100 Refugees Have Rushed Into the Country Since the TRO Was Placed on Trump’s Executive Order

One hundred Syrian refugees rushed into the country on Monday, the first full week day after Feder­al District Judge James Robart issued a tempo­rary restrain­ing order halting key elements of Presi­dent Donald Trump’s immigra­tion execu­tive order, “Protect­ing the Nation from Foreign Terror­ist Entry into the United States.”

A total of 113 refugees from three countries entered the United States on Monday, accord­ing to the State Department’s inter­ac­tive website: 100 were from Syria, 12 were from Iraq, and one was from Somalia.

The three were among the seven countries on which Presi­dent Trump imposed a tempo­rary ban in the issuance of visas by an execu­tive order Presi­dent Trump signed on January 27 and which Judge Robarts stopped nation­wide with a tempo­rary restrain­ing order Friday.

The other four countries on that list were Iran, Libya, Yemen, and Sudan.

All 113 refugees who entered the country were Muslims, accord­ing to the State Depart­ment. No refugees who were Chris­tian, Buddhist, Hindu, or any religion other than Islam entered the country on Monday.

Judge Robart’s tempo­rary restrain­ing order also stopped Presi­dent Trump’s tempo­rary ban on refugees from all countries. It did not, howev­er, stop the section of Presi­dent Trump’s execu­tive order that limits the number of refugees who can enter the country in Fiscal Year 2017 to 50,000.

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