A federal judge in Seattle has put a nationwide block on U.S. President Donald Trump’s week-old executive order temporarily barring refugees and nationals from seven countries from entering the United States.

The judge’s temporary restraining order represents a major challenge to trump’s action, although his administration could still appeal the ruling and have the policy upheld.

Judge James Robart, a George W. Bush appointee, made his ruling effective immediately on Friday, suggesting that travel restrictions could be lifted straight away. He is expected to issue a full written ruling over the weekend.

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