ACLU mocks Trump over judge's temporary stay overruling his executive order
Jan 30 2017 by Irving Hamilton
The stay will prevent the government from deporting the estimated 200 citizens from the affected countries that had already arrived in the US, the ACLU says.
The new measures also suspended the entire U.S. refugee resettlement programme for at least 120 days while tough new vetting rules of applicants' backgrounds are established.
However, an administration official said on Sunday that "nothing had changed". He told reporters Saturday, "We're going to have a very, very strict ban, and we're going to have extreme vetting".
The Tehran government vowed to respond in kind to the USA ban on visitors from Iran, but on Sunday Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter that Americans who already hold Iranian visas can enter the country. Senate Democrats, meanwhile, said they would be introducing legislation to reverse Trump's order. A group of 16 state attorneys general said Sunday they believe the executive order is unconstitutional, likely presaging an intense round of legal action against it. "And that's all this is".
"A federal judge on Saturday night issued a limited order precluding deportations of those individuals already present in the country who had already been approved for visas". The official was not permitted to discuss the order's impact publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
However, 3,000 Americans were killed by citizens of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt in the same time period, many of them during the attacks on 9/11.
It is unclear how many more will be added to the immigration ban list at this time. He also once again said that "this is not a Muslim ban" as it "is not about religion-this is about terror and keeping our country safe".
The protest, with organizers say is an attempt to voice their opposition to Trump's "inhumane" policy, is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at International Terminal A West.
Since President Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday that bans immigrants from seven predominately Muslim countries, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has raised over $10 million.
Cape Town - US President Donald Trump has caused consternation across the globe after signing a sweeping executive order on Friday - suspending refugee arrivals and barring visas for travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for the next three months. Speaker Paul Ryan has yet to weigh in on the issue, while Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told ABC on Sunday that he didn't approve of religious tests, but he also didn't want to criticize the administration for "improving vetting".
The Department of Homeland Security on Sunday said the court ruling would not affect the overall implementation of the White House order.
"We believe that Muslims, especially from the seven targeted countries will justifiably be outraged and angered".
It deserves strong criticism on every level, from Mr Trump's own business interests to simple human respect.
Trump fired back on Twitter, calling the pair "sadly weak on immigration". More than 250 people aboard the ship were eventually killed by the Nazis.