Customs officials in the United States have informed airlines that they can board passengers that have been banned from entering the United States, a federal judge in Seattle has ruled. District Judge James Robart ordered a temporary halt on President trump's travel ban on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the United States.

'Unlawful discrimination'

Judge Robart granted a temporary restraining order on Friday after listening to arguments made by Washington and Minnesota state lawyers, who argued that Trump's executive order caused Muslims 'unreasonable harm' due to unlawful discrimination.

On Friday evening, the White House released a statement that said it would seek an emergency stay against the judge's decision.

The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, said: 'On Monday, the Department for Justice will file an emergency stay of this outrageous order to defend the executive order made by the President last week, which we perceive to be both lawful and wholly appropriate given the spread of terrorism. The President's order is designed to defend the United States of America as he has the responsibility to do so'.

CBP say formerly banned passengers can travel to US

The Department of Justice later stated it would not immediately file for an emergency stay. Reports claimed that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have told US airlines that they should board travelers that had been prevented from entering the United States last week due to Trump's executive order.

The manager at San Fransisco's airport told reporters that there was no instructions given to them from the government thus far. 'We're just having to wait and see. Since Trump was elected, the law has been constantly changing and morphing. We sincerely hope that it works out good for everyone'. Since Trump announced his executive order last week, he has come under increasing pressure to change it.

Trump has shown little regard for critics, but the decision made by

Since Trump announced his executive order last week, he has come under increasing pressure to change it. Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, condemned Theresa May for complicity supporting Trump's policy. However, the policy did have its supporters in the United Kingdom.

Nigel Farage, the former leader of Ukip and prominent member of the Brexit campaign, applauded Trump for taking a stance on terrorism while television personality Katie Hopkins said she was 'hand in hand with Trump' on the policy. Hitherto, Donald Trump has shown little to no regard for critics, but the decision made by Judge Robart is the first legal road bump he has encountered since he became President.