Dept. of Homeland Security Says Will ‘Comply With Judicial Orders’

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A view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a statement late on Saturday it would “comply with judicial orders” but that President Donald Trump’s executive action restricting entry into the country from seven Muslim-majority nations remains in place.

The statement was issued hours after a federal judge in New York blocked the deportation of dozens of travelers and refugees from those countries who were stranded at U.S. airports.

“These individuals went through enhanced security screenings and are being processed for entry to the United States, consistent with our immigration laws and judicial orders,” the Homeland Security statement said.