On Thursday, the United States became the first country to enact a travel ban against seven Muslim majority countries, which included Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
The order imposed a temporary halt to U.S. entry into the United Nations, barred citizens from Iran, Somalia and Sudan from entering the United Kingdom, and banned citizens of Syria, Iraq and Yemen from entering into the U.K. for 90 days.
The Department of Homeland Security announced that it was implementing the order and issuing travel warnings.
The State Department also issued travel warnings to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE, and United Arab Emirate.
The U.N. also issued an advisory warning about the order.
Trump’s order has been criticized by the International Refugee Assistance Project, which called it “the worst travel ban in history.”
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The ban on citizens of the seven countries has also been challenged in court by the Department of Justice, which has filed suit against the administration over its implementation.
“The ban is illegal, and the president is in breach of his constitutional duty to uphold our nation’s laws,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.
The president also took aim at the court system in a series of tweets, saying the “lawless courts” were allowing “politicians to take away our rights.”
“The Justice Department is seeking to destroy our laws, our constitution, and our rule of law,” he said.
“We will continue to fight for the rule of the law and defend the Constitution.”