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Federal judge in Virginia issues preliminary injunction against Trump's immigration ban

U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema on Monday granted a preliminary injunction against President Trump's executive order on immigration, ruling that there is evidence the travel ban violates the First and Fifth Amendments and would cause "irreparable injury" to Virginia residents and institutions.

The executive order's section 3(c) barred travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days, and Brinkema's order prevents federal officials from enforcing that section against Virginia residents and those who work at or attend public universities in the state. Brinkema said she did not issue her injunction on a nationwide basis because she wanted to "avoid any claim" that it is "defective because of overbreadth." Earlier in the month, a judge in Seattle blocked the ban nationwide, and last week the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against reinstating it.