Dept of Homeland Security suspends flagging travelers under executive order

Homeland Security personnel keep watch as travelers depart at Lindbergh Field airport in San Diego, California, U.S. July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

WASHINGTON Feb 4 (Reuters) – The Department of Homeland Security will stop flagging travelers from certain countries targeted by an executive order from President Donald Trump, a spokeswoman said on Saturday, in order to comply with a federal court ruling.

The Justice Department intends to file an emergency stay of the order at the earliest possible time, the Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman said. (Reporting by Julia Edwards Ainsley; Editing by Bill Trott)


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