United States President, Donald Trump, has fired the country acting attorney general, after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban.
Sally Yates, who had been appointed under Barack Obama, earlier ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the President’s executive order.
Dana Boente, U.S attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, replaced her as acting attorney general.
He has directed the department to enforce Trump’s order.
In a statement, the White House said Ms Yates had “betrayed” the department.
Trump’s order temporarily banned nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S, and sparked street protests in the U.S and abroad.