“We have to listen to the concerns that working people have over the record pace of immigration and its impact on their jobs, wages, housing, schools, tax bills, and living conditions. These are valid concerns, expressed by decent and patriotic citizens from all backgrounds.
“We also have to be honest about the fact that not everyone who seeks to join our country will be able to successfully assimilate. It is our right as a sovereign nation to choose immigrants that we think are the likeliest to thrive and flourish here.” – Donald J. Trump, August 31, 2016
Foxnews.com reports that
A federal judge in Seattle brought the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration to a halt nationwide Friday, issuing a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court until further hearings can be held.“The Constitution prevailed today,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said after the ruling. “No one is above the law — not even the president.”
“This ruling shuts down the (president’s) executive order immediately — shuts it down — so people can travel like they did before,” Ferguson said.
The hearing came about after the Attorneys General of Washington and Minnesota filed a lawsuit seeking to halt President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. It also placed restrictions on refugees entering the country.
A reporter asked Ferguson if the ruling coming down on Friday afternoon could cause confusion.
“I’ll tell you where there’s been confusion – the President’s executive order,” Ferguson said. “That’s what’s caused confusion. I’m sorry, but there’s no other way to put it – it’s been Keystone Cops. It really is. That’s not just me speaking, that’s Republican members of Congress.”
U.S. District Court Judge James L. Robart, a Seattle native who is an appointee of President George W. Bush, said the state of Washington proved that local economy and citizens have suffered irreparable harm and an injunction should be applied.
“What the judge ruled today is that the president’s executive order does not apply — does not apply,” Ferguson said after the hearing.
“I’m sure the president won’t like this decision, but it’s his obligation to honor the law and I’ll make sure he does,” Ferguson told reporters.
Robart is no stranger to high-profile cases – he is also the federal judge in charge of overseeing the reform of the Seattle Police Department.
Well, please allow me, to ask, “Your Honor”…how in the name of the Benghazi Massacre is protecting our Sovereign Nation “un-Constitutional?
In September of 2015, Ben Shapiro, writing for Breitbart News, asked and answered the following question…
Who Are These Refugees? That competition to accept refugees would be fine if we knew that the refugees plan on assimilating into Western notions of civilized society, and if we knew that they were indeed victims of radical Muslim atrocities. Unfortunately, we know neither. It is deeply suspicious that major Muslim countries that do not border Syria refuse to take in large numbers of refugees, except for Algeria and Egypt.
Turkey has taken in nearly two million refugees, according to the United Nations, and keeps the vast majority in refugee camps — a typical practice in a region that has kept Arab refugees from the 1948 war of Israeli independence in Arab-run camps for seven decades. Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq have taken in hundreds of thousands of refugees as well, but all border the chaotic, collapsing Syria, and thus have limited choice in the matter. Iran has taken in no refugees. Neither have Pakistan, Indonesia, or any of the other dozens of member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain all refused to take any refugees, and explicitly cited the risk of terrorists among the refugees, according to The Guardian (UK).
These fears are not without merit, as even Obama administration officials have acknowledged: back in February, director of the National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen called Syrian refugees “clearly a population of concern.” FBI Assistant Director Michael Steinbach explained, “Databases don’t [have] the information on those individuals, and that’s the concern. On Tuesday, State Department spokesman John Kirby told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that terrorist infiltration was “a possibility. I mean, you can’t, you can’t dismiss that out of hand.” He then added, “Obviously, if you look at those images though, it’s pretty clear that the great majority of these people are innocent families.”
Actually, images show a disproportionate number of young males in crowds of refugees. And those images reflect statistical reality: according to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Mediterranean Sea refugees are overwhelmingly male: just 13 percent are women, and just 15 percent are children. The other 72 percent are men. Compare that population to the refugees in the Middle East from the same conflicts: 49.5 percent male, and 50.5 percent female, with 38.5 percent under the age of 12. Those are wildly different populations.
It was also reported that these “refugees” left a trail of waste, human and otherwise, in their march across Europe.
And, we are allowing this here, why, “Your Honor”?
Rush Limbaugh addressed this issue on his program on November 17, 2015…
When you hear Obama… Obama constantly refers to, “This is not who we are. This is not what America is.” He is using the same definitions that these leftist intellectuals are hyping, that this is an experiment. It’s an ongoing experiment. America’s an ongoing experiment. And the results are not in yet! We are still in the test phase, and we are being really tested now.
And we’re not America if we don’t let anybody in who wants to come in, whether they’re coming from the southern border, whether they are terrorists or whether they are just poor, whether they’re uneducated. It doesn’t matter. America means, “If you’re oppressed — if you’re starving, if you’re thirsty anywhere in the world — you can come here. That’s what America is. And any limits on that are not who we are. Any limits on that violate this great American experiment of freedom.”Now, that is one of the most half-baked explanations and definitions of America I’ve ever heard. It is totally absent any concern for American sovereignty. It is totally absent any concern of American national security. And the reason it is, is because, remember, undergirding this whole experiment thinking of theirs is that we are owed a lot of payback, folks. I’ve played the sound bites for you today. I played those sound bites to prove to you who these people are. I’m being truthful. This is who they are. This is what they think.
The sound bites I played today from two prominent libs prove it. We’re guilty. And so when there are refugees all over the world — Syrian refugees, it just happens to be. You know, Bernie Sanders says it’s because of climate change. It’s hot where these people live and they’re trying to escape to at least where there’s some ice to put in their water. They’re just boiling out there, and climate change is making them move north. And we must accept them. The fact that there are Syrian refugees because of the turmoil in the Middle East is of secondary importance, or maybe doesn’t even rank that high.
They’re just people in need. They’re suffering, they’re starving, and America welcomes all, whether we could afford it or not. Really this is a smokescreen for the fact that they don’t like the way America was founded. They don’t like that America is predominantly Judeo-Christian. They don’t like that America’s predominantly a Western civilization country. And that’s what they’re trying to tear down. And they’re tearing it down by allowing all of these people to emigrate and migrate and come as refugees, who have no interest in becoming Americans, who have no interest in assimilating.
And why would they?
We’re guilty as sin!
Why would they want to become what we are when we torture, we rape, we murder, we overthrow democratically elected Middle Eastern regimes. We have CIA black sites! We spy on our citizens. Why in the world would they want to come here and become part of that? That’s understandable they would want to come here and not become part of that. They want these refugees and these illegal immigrants to come here because that’s part of the plan to water down and dilute what America is all about.
As I have asked before: Why are the other Middle Eastern Countries not taking them in?
What do they know that we and the Europeans don’t?
I can answer those questions in “three little words” ( to quote Crazy Uncle Joe Biden): “hijrah” and “taqujiyya”.
“Hijrah” refers to the undertaking of a pilgrimage to spread Islam to the World, such as undertaken by Mohammed between Mecca and Medina in 62 A.D., which is referred to as “The Start of the Muslim Era”.
“Taquiyya” is the Muslim Practice of purposeful lying to us “Infidels” in order to further the cause of Islam.
And, another thing in regards to the so-called Syrian “Refugees”, the overwhelming majority of which are military-looking ultra-fit men with cell phones…
I am sick of how Liberals, all of the sudden have such an interest in the Bible and what Christ has to say in a feeble attempt at trying to use the faith of three quarters of Americans to prove their political point.
Hey Liberals, when you’re yanking a baby’s head out from their mothers womb with a pair of tongs, do you give a rat’s butt about the God of Abraham and the tenets of Christianity, then?
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. – Matthew 7:20
America is a Nation of Laws, a Constitutional Republic forged from the sacrifices of men and women who loved Liberty and American Freedom more than life itself.
That’s who WE are.
These laws are supposed to be used to our citizens benefit…not our mutual destruction.
President Abraham Lincoln once said,
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
That is the situation that the in American Court System finds itself in.
Too many rulings have gone against common sense and the well-being of the United States of America.
Judging by the the clandestine dissemination of the “youths” from Central and South America, who arrived here, parentless under the Obama Administration to be shipped throughout our country, we “average Americans”, do not trust politically-appointed judges and bureaucrats, when they say that they will “vet” these Syrian “Refugees”
Especially, since the overwhelming majority of them are well-fit young men with cell phones, who look like soldiers.
And, that is why the majority of Americans, as national polls have shown, continue to back President Donald Trump’s Immigration Executive Order, which this West Coast Judge has temporarily blocked.
Hey, “Smartest People in the Room”…do you wonder why the majority of Americans back Trump’s plan to suspend immigration for the Middle East “Trouble Spots” where those who want to kill us and burn our Sovereign Nation to the ground come from…despite your assurances that these largely un-vetted Islamists are “safe”?
It’s a matter of SURVIVAL.
Until He Comes,