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Judge orders ‘stay’ of Trump’s executive action for arriving refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 29, 2017

It is all over the news this morning (especially, of course, on CNN). Those arriving refugees being held in airports have been released into American communities.  CNN says there were 109 throughout the country with another 173 attempting to board planes abroad.


ACLU lawyer and ACLU’s executive director talk about their victory outside NY court. Photo and story here:

I really can’t tell you how far this will go.  We will just have to wait for a bunch of talking head lawyers to dissect it for us.  And, I have so much else to get to including the dreadful news that, again according to CNN, Trump agreed to admit those 1000-2000 reject asylum seekers Australia was holding in detention—a huge disappointment!

Here is ABC on the ACLU’s victory:

A federal court in Brooklyn tonight granted an emergency stay on President Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries for two Iraqi men who had valid visas to enter the United States but were detained today when they arrived in New York.

Trump’s order calls for an immediate suspension of immigration from countries with ties to terror, including Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya, for a time period of 90 days. It also calls for the complete suspension of Syrian refugees for an indefinite period.

The ACLU, which had filed the challenge on behalf of the two men, contended that the stay applied nationally to all cases, but that was not clear from the ruling. ABC News was attempting to clarify whether that was the case.

The ruling does not appear to overturn administration policy, but does appear to apply to all of those people currently detained at airports across the country who were facing imminent deportation. The judge asked repeated questions of the federal prosecutors charged with defending the executive order, but they were unable to provide numbers of people who were facing the prospect of returning to a country where there lives would be in danger.  [All they had to do was call up Barbara Day and/or Laurence Bartlett at the DOS Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and they could get numbers of those arriving.—ed]

Continue reading here.

And, if you would like to dig deeper, one of  our readers ‘Theodore’ commented at this post and has sent links with the wording of the ‘stay’ and some analysis.

See also: George Soros gives ACLU $50 million (largest gift ever), here.  Can we call this the Soros vs. Trump battle for the soul of America?

This post is archived in our Trump Watch! category, here.

6 Responses to “Judge orders ‘stay’ of Trump’s executive action for arriving refugees”

  1. mea mark said

    why are you and your readers refusing to demand that the Judge be arrested, along with her aclu legal hacks, for engaging in sham and frivolous litigation for the specific purpose of aiding and abetting criminal illegal alien criminal enterprises; and, validating their previous color of adjudications – legal processes designed to aid and abet illegal alien criminal activity ?

    If you aren’t going to take a hand in this arrest them matter at least copy to you readers and ask them what they think should be done…

    the answer is “arrest them all ! great and small, every elected, appointed, administrator government employee past and present.”

    Note, we probably can’t arrest Trump quite yet; but we can arrest and hold under excessive bail and give them 1 assigned, overworked – under paid public defender, including their 1/2/3’s and families while we civil forfeiture them all… just like they do to us. .

    On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 2:50 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “It is all over the news this morning (especially, of > course, on CNN). Those arriving refugees being held in airports have been > released into American communities. CNN says there were 109 throughout the > country with another 173 attempting to board planes ” >


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  3. Theodore said

    Well, here is another seemingly interesting twist…

    Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump’s travel ban: ACLU

    Another question on jurisdiction…

    Does the Stay that the Federal judge in Brooklyn issued apply to ALL port-of-entries in the US, or, does it apply to just the port-of-entries in her district, which would include LGA and JFK airports, of course?

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    Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies, plans to reshape judiciary

    By Philip Rucker and Robert Barnes December 25, 2016

    Donald Trump is set to inherit an uncommon number of vacancies in the federal courts in addition to the open Supreme Court seat, giving the president-elect a monumental opportunity to reshape the judiciary after taking office.

    The estimated 103 judicial vacancies that President Obama is expected to hand over to Trump in the Jan. 20 transition of power is nearly double the 54 openings Obama found eight years ago following George W. Bush’s presidency.

    Confirmation of Obama’s judicial nominees slowed to a crawl after Republicans took control of the Senate in 2015. Obama White House officials blame Senate Republicans for what they characterize as an unprecedented level of obstruction in blocking the Democratic president’s court picks.

    The result is a multitude of openings throughout the federal circuit and district courts that will allow the new Republican president to quickly make a wide array of lifetime appointments.

    State gun control laws, abortion restrictions, voter laws, anti-discrimination measures and immigrant issues are all matters that are increasingly heard by federal judges and will be influenced by the new composition of the courts. Trump has vowed to choose ideologues in the mold of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative icon — a prospect that has activists on the right giddy.

    Long article, continue reading here:

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    “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people”.
    By their own definition the SPLC & ADL are HATE GROUPS.
    During the Trump “transition” following the 2016 election, following their usual modus operandi, the SPLC & ADL have been running around to the MSM giving hysterical, frightening, interviews about an IMAGINED “wave of Trump induced HATE CRIMES(TIHC)” The SPLC & ADL have been absolutely silent about the ACTUAL, RECORDED HATE CRIMES committed by Blacks on White Trump voters , or about how MOST of the CLAIMED TIHC are actually FALSE FLAG events staged by the supposed victims.
    The SPLC & ADl are HATE GROUPS spewing venom and INSTIGATING VIOLENCE toward any White, CHRISTian Citizens that they can.

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