Federal judge Mark Goldsmith decided that sending back the nearly 200 Iraqis to their homeland would expose them to "substantiated risk of death, torture, or other grave persecution."
The 90-day ban on six Muslim-majority countries and a 120-day ban on all refugees is being met with more litigation, some of it based on the Trump administration's interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling on the ban.
The US Supreme Court allows President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban by narrowing the scope of lower court rulings that blocked his ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries. The court has agreed to hear Trump's appeals as well.
Oxfam says millions of Syrians are prevented from reaching safety due to increasingly hostile policies by rich countries around the world.
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