Saturday, February 4, 2017

Why can't a president temporarily ban citizens from another country?

The Hill: A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary nationwide restraining order Friday stopping President Trump's executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States.

“The Constitution prevailed today,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement after the ruling. “No one is above the law — not even the President.”

"It's our president's duty to honor this ruling and I'll make sure he does," Ferguson added.

The ruling, made at the request of Washington and Minnesota, is the broadest to date against Trump's executive order.

Via Drudge: Link


Lem said...

From @AndrewMcCarthy ---> Trump’s Exclusion of Aliens from Specific Countries Is Legal

Read more at the National Review.

Sixty Grit said...

Because he is not a democrat.

edutcher said...

It won't stand.

Keep in mind this is a guy who's big into BlackLives.

And he's in Seattle - LA with pneumonia.

Leland said...

It's not like the Obama Administration followed a federal court TRO to stop handing out work permits illegally. I'm curious when the Constitution changed to allow anyone to come to the United States at any time without any constraint?

chickelit said...

This will be decided in the higher courts. Meanwhile, a migration surge from the "banned" counties is developing. If any single one of those unvetted invasive species should go postal, we shall know which judge to blame.

Lem said...

I saw a tweet that said the state department could have just unannounced stopped issuing visas. But they wanted to make make a splash for some reason.

The splash could be about shaking up the terror tree as it where and look and listen for what shakes out?

There has to be some strategery behind the ban we're not privy to because it would tip off the bad guys. In fact Trump said as much in a tweet.

Lem said...

I tell you though. If there is another attack like San Bernardino, people crying foul now are going to have to answer.... come to think of it. Nobody ever answers for their security blunders ever.

Trooper York said...

Lem we will make them answer. The blood of the people killed by terrorists imported from the Muslim world will be on their hands. You see it every day in Europe. This Judge wants to bring that here.

He needs to ridden out of town on a rail.

Obey the order now. Appeal and have it reversed. Vet and deport anyone let in during this interim period.

ricpic said...

Totally constitutional and the Judge and AG know it. They are acting lawlessly in service of "the agenda."

Commander Crankshaft said...

Because Giuliani et al spilled the beans on its purpose. It wasn't a security measure but an outright appeal to blind bigotry and hate. If only Trump had business interests with them as he does the Saudis, UAE, Egypt and other actual terrorist-exporting countries. But alas, he doesn't. So it's the hateful disruptive sop that prevails, and screw our Iraqi translators, the Kurds and old ladies reuniting with their families.

bagoh20 said...

Ritmo, you forgot to mention the part where the executive order would push handicapped refugee grannies off a cliff, but I understand how you sometimes get too excited and forget to cut and past the whole talking point.

If you really care about both refugees and Americans then you insist the refugees stay in nations where they share a culture - one that is in compatible with our laws and cultural norms, and where they could avoid the the rampant hate of Trump's America, not to mention their own demise from death by cops or 2nd Amendment enthusiasts.