Saturday, February 4, 2017

Trump calls judge’s halt on immigration 'ridiculous;' says will be 'overturned!'

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I don't see what basis a Federal judge can stop the executive branch from protecting its borders. 
Non citizens are not covered under the Constitution and thus are not afforded Constitutional rights.  So what is this judge doing?

Fox News reports President Trump made clear Saturday that the White House will fight a recent judge’s ruling that effectively stops his immigration ban.

A federal judge late Friday imposed a nationwide hold on Trump's temporary ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled that Washington state and Minnesota had standing to challenge Trump's executive order on immigration. So he issued the temporary, nationwide restraining order based on his opinion that the states showed their case is likely to succeed.
Trump issued the temporary ban following his winning campaign promise to further protect Americans from radical Islamic terrorism.

“When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot, come in & out, especially for reasons of safety & security -- big trouble!” Trump said in two other tweets Saturday. “Interesting that certain Middle Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know if certain people are allowed in its death & destruction!”

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  1. I think the stay will be overturned, too. The most "gray" part to me is about asylum for religious minorities. But asylum is FOR the persecuted, not just the displaced. The non-Sunnis in Syria and Iraq are both displaced and persecuted on account of their minority-religion adherence.

  2. The Federal Government's primary mandate is national security. We've gone way too far down the bunny trail the last 8 years.


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