What you need to know about the Trump travel ban

A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking President Donald Trump’s latest travel restrictions in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut college, saying the ban is not necessary.

U.S. District Judge James Robart in San Francisco granted the restraining order Monday, saying it “is necessary for the safety of American citizens and citizens of other countries and for the public health and welfare” to protect the U.S., the White House said in a statement.

A similar restraining order was granted by a lower federal judge in California in December.

Trump has previously said he was trying to stop the spread of the deadly virus after the attacks in San Bernardino, California, and in Orlando, Florida.