The travel ban has been declared a national disaster in New Jersey.
The governors of New Jersey and New York declared emergency conditions for residents and visitors to New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The governors also directed the National Guard to assist law enforcement officers and provide other resources.
Chris Christie said he had requested the federal assistance to help prevent an “imminent crisis” in New York.
He also said he will meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the emergency declaration.
The governor said the state is looking at ways to “reduce the scope and scope of the scope of travel restrictions” and the ability of U.S. citizens to enter the country.
He said the U.K. and France also issued similar declarations.
“We will be working with the federal government to ensure the safety of Americans in the United States and to ensure we are doing everything we can to mitigate the scope, scope and impact of this,” Christie said.
He also said the governors are seeking to increase the amount of time travelers can be in the U