Uber To Buy Plane Tickets For Stranded Drivers After Court Blocks Trump’s Travel Ban

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says his company is buying plane tickets for stranded drivers now that a federal judge has put a hold on President Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

RELATED: Federal Judge In Seattle Blocks Pres. Trump’s Travel Ban

Kalanick tweeted Friday night that the head of litigation for the ride-hailing app is “buying a whole bunch of airline tickets ASAP!”

Kalanick quit Trump’s council of business advisers Thursday.

U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle put a nationwide hold on Trump’s executive order Friday night.

Trump tweeted Saturday that the ruling “is ridiculous and will be overturned!”

The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security says it has “suspended any and all actions” related to putting in place the terms of Pres. Trump’s executive order.

The State Department says it has reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners and that people covered by the order and holding a valid visa may now travel to the United States.

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