Federal Judge Ann Donnelly blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people from seven specified countries from entering the United States. But unfortunately for her, federal customs agents at American airports are ignoring her ruling!
In a Saturday interview with the New York Post, Omar Jadwat, the director of the ACLU’s Immigrants Rights project, stated “The court’s order could not be clearer… they need to comply with the order.”
When Judge Donnelly’s halt on the temporary travel ban was announced, protesters cheered, believing their side had won. But it turns out that the battle is far from over.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a statement that it “will comply with judicial orders; faithfully enforce our immigration laws, and implement the president’s Executive Orders to ensure that those entering the United States do not pose a threat to our country or the American people.”
DHS further stated that “The president’s executive orders remain in place — prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the US government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety.”
It is ironic that the seven countries from which travelers are temporarily restricted pursuant to President Trump’s executive order – an order that the left is currently having a fit about – are the seven Muslim-majority countries from whom travel under visas was limited by the Obama administration in 2015 – 2016 due to safety concerns.
This battle pits those who put the safety and security of Americans first against those who would invite one and all into the country, without in-depth vetting, despite the obvious risks that such a policy poses to this nation’s citizens.
Fortunately, unlike the previous president, the United States now has a commander-in-chief who puts the lives and interests of Americans as his priority.
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