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U.S. Justice Department will not file immediate stay against Seattle immigration ruling
February 4, 2017 / 6:44 AM / in 10 months

U.S. Justice Department will not file immediate stay against Seattle immigration ruling

TORONTO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice will not be filing an emergency stay on Friday night to overturn a Seattle’s judge ruling that blocked a U.S. executive order temporarily barring refugees and nationals from seven countries from entering the United States, a spokesman said.

The White House had earlier said the emergency motion would be filed “at the earliest possible time.”

Reporting by Julia Edwards Ainsley; Editing by Nick Macfie

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