Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees

Michael D. Shear, Nicholas Kulish, Alan Feuer – The New York Times:

A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe.

Minutes after the judge’s ruling in New York City, another judge, Leonie M. Brinkema of Federal District Court in Virginia, issued a temporary restraining order for a week to block the removal of any green card holders being detained at Dulles International Airport.

Mr. Trump’s first no from the federal judiciary. His thin skin and easily bruised ego ought to have him seething.

Trump’s hastily implemented order banning travel to the US for even those with a green card was ill-advised. Tellingly, it’s reported that no-one in the Departments of State, Homeland Security or Justice had any idea what was going on. Counsel came from Steve Bannon, previously executive chair of Breitbart “News,” now Senior Counselor to the President.

No small wonder at the ensuing fiasco.

Mr. Trump’s response (CNN):

“It’s working out very nicely,” Trump told reporters. “You see it at the airports. You see it all over. It’s working out very nicely and we’re going to have a very, very strict ban, and we’re going to have extreme vetting”

Lies about the past and truth about the future conspire to give control over the present, if you believe the lies. Don’t be fooled by the fraud.

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