US judge orders temporary ban on Trump immigration restrictions

People waving flags and placards staging a protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, in New York on Feb 2, 2017.
People waving flags and placards staging a protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, in New York on Feb 2, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

(Reuters) - A US district judge in Detroit has issued an order temporarily restraining the Trump administration from carrying out immigration restrictions in a presidential executive order, according to a court document.

Judge Victoria Roberts issued the order on Thursday (Feb 2) in response to a motion filed with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan seeking a permanent injunction "that prohibits the denial of entry into the United States of legal permanent residents and those with valid immigrant visas"under President Donald Trump's Jan 27 order.