Several visa and green card holders who had been barred from re-entering the U.S. under President Donald Trump's recent travel ban arrived Friday at Boston's Logan International Airport aboard Lufthansa airline.
The travelers were helped by the efforts of the ACLU of Massachusetts, which won a seven-day injunction from a federal court judge on Monday, allowing them to enter. The ruling applies only to those who have valid U.S. visa and green cards, and are from the seven predominantly-Muslim countries cited in Trump's executive order.
Judges in New York, Washington and Virginia issued similar rulings, but the ACLU of Massachusetts’ victory was deemed the strongest by immigration activists.
Trump's executive orders were still being observed by many airlines. Executives at those airlines feared fines or were still unsure about the court ruling.