Nearly 750 people were “detained or processed” during the 26-hour period after a Brooklyn judge issued an order blocking part of Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, according to an attorney representing plaintiffs.
In a letter obtained by ABC News, the government said “this list includes legal permanent residents.”
A different federal judge in New York Tuesday ordered Trump’s administration to produce a list of all people detained as part of his executive order that limited travel and immigration from seven countries and temporarily shut down the U.S. refugee program.
Today, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union told ABC News that the government provided the organization with 746 names of people held or processed from Jan. 28 at 9:37 p.m. —- when the Brooklyn judge halted part of the ban that allowed for deportations -— to Jan. 29 at 11:59 p.m.
The list was ordered to include travelers who arrived with refugee applications, valid visa holders and people from the seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen —- covered by the ban who were legally authorized to enter the U.S.
After Trump issued the order, the administration said that green card holders and others were not subject to the order.
But a Washington state federal court put a nationwide block on Trump’s order on Feb. 3. An appeals court declined to lift the restraining order.
At the time, Trump appeared to downplay the number of people detained as a…