On Saturday evening, a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York placed a stay on President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order limiting immigration from certain nations, and the Department of Homeland Security responded in kind.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that bans all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries – Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan – from entering the United States for 90 days.
It also bans all refugee admissions for 120 days and bans Syrian refugees indefinitely. It slashes the US’s refugee quota for 2017 to less than half of the level set by former President Obama, directs the US to prioritize “religious minorities” for the remaining slots, and bars all refugees from countries that aren’t specifically approved by the US government.
Liberals have been celebrating Judge Ann Donnelly ruling but their celebrations are going to be short lived as the Trump administration isn’t going to allow policy to be written from the bench. In fact, in a stern statement regarding the ruling, Trump’s DHS reaffirmed that the ban will continue regardless of their protests and Democrats opposition.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to enforce President Donald Trump’s executive order to dramatically reduce immigration from high threat countries in the Middle East.
According to the DHS website, the statement reads as follows:
Department Of Homeland Security Response To Recent Litigation
Release Date: January 29, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people. President Trump’s Executive Orders remain in place—prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety. President Trump’s Executive Order affects a minor portion of international travelers, and is a first step towards reestablishing control over America’s borders and national security.
Approximately 80 million international travelers enter the United States every year. Yesterday, less than one percent of the more than 325,000 international air travelers who arrive every day were inconvenienced while enhanced security measures were implemented. These individuals went through enhanced security screenings and are being processed for entry to the United States, consistent with our immigration laws and judicial orders.
The Department of Homeland Security will faithfully execute the immigration laws, and we will treat all of those we encounter humanely and with professionalism. No foreign national in a foreign land, without ties to the United States, has any unfettered right to demand entry into the United States or to demand immigration benefits in the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security will comply with judicial orders; faithfully enforce our immigration laws, and implement President Trump’s Executive Orders to ensure that those entering the United States do not pose a threat to our country or the American people.
In related news, it’s since been revealed that Judge Donnelly is an Obama appointment that was pushed through by N.Y. Senator Chuck Schumer, a Democrat political hack who’s vowed to stand in President Trump’s way whenever he can. Her ties to both Schumer and Obama call into question her motivations for issuing the stay, but it looks as if that’s not going to matter regardless, Sean Brown, Americas Freedom Fighters reported.
While we can all agree that our courts are important, we can also agree that activist judges have no place on our benches. Thankfully, the Trump administration isn’t going to be bullied by such judges.
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