WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) - A Virginia court has granted a preliminary injunction against President Trump's executive order on immigration, saying that it violates the Constitution.
U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema said there is evidence that the ban violates the First and Fifth Amendments, causing irreparable harm to some Virginia residents.
"The Commonwealth has produced unrebutted evidence supporting its position that it is likely to succeed on an Establishment Clause claim," said Brinkema. "The 'Muslim ban' was a centerpiece of the president's campaign for months, and the press release calling for it was still available on his website as of the day this Memorandum Opinion is being entered."
Virginia Attorney General Herring issued the following statement:
The preliminary injunction prevents the Trump administration from "enforcing its ban against any Virginia green card holder or Virginia workers or students who were lawfully in the United States when the Executive Order went into effect," according to the Attorney General's Office.
The case in Virginia has asked the judge to grant a permanent injunction to block the travel ban. The ruling comes as a judge ruled in favor of a lawsuit by the states of Washington and Minnesota against President Donald Trump's travel ban.