Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Refuses to Enforce Trump Refugee EO

By Quinta Jurecic
Monday, January 30, 2017, 7:18 PM

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has announced in a letter to Department of Justice staff that the Department will not be enforcing President Trump's executive order excluding immigrants and refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from the United States.

The letter is included below and is also available here.

UPDATE: The president has fired Yates and appointed Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, as Acting Attorney General. The president's statement is available below.