Skip to comments.Seattle judge blocks Trump immigration order
Posted on 02/03/2017 4:38:49 PM PST by Pinkbell
SEATTLE/BOSTON - A federal judge in Seattle on Friday granted a nationwide temporary restraining order blocking U.S. President Donald Trump's recent action barring nationals from seven countries from entering the United States.
The judge's order represents a major challenge to the Trump administration, which is expected to immediately appeal. The judge declined to stay the order, suggesting that travel restrictions could be lifted immediately.
The challenge was brought by the state of Washington and later joined by the state of Minnesota. The Seattle judge ruled that the states have legal standing to sue, which could help Democratic attorneys general take on Trump in court on issues beyond immigration.
"It's a wonderful day for the rule of law in this country," said Washington state solicitor general Noah Purcell.
The decision came on a day that attorneys from four states were in courts challenging Trump's executive order. Trump's administration justified the action on national security grounds, but opponents labeled it an unconstitutional order targeting people based on religious beliefs.
Earlier on Friday, a federal judge in Boston on Friday declined to extend a temporary restraining order that allowed some immigrants into the United States from certain countries despite being barred by U.S. President Donald Trump's recent executive order.
Also on Friday in Virginia, a federal judge ordered the White House to provide a list of all people stopped from entering the United States by the travel ban.
The State Department said on Friday that fewer than 60,000 visas previously issued to citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen had been invalidated as a result of the order. That disclosure followed media reports that government lawyers were citing a figure of 100,000.
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Rule of Law?
Judges making up laws?
Ridiculous order that ignores the law. Trump must immexiately elevate to scotus OR declare it invalid.
Just WHO is going to pay for all of this madness?????? This is definitely pointing to probable end-times activity.
I don’t know if it’s all the rain or just the close proximity to our apologetic friends to the north, but there seems to be something inherently off about a disproportionate number of folks in Seattle.
No it doesn’t. Homeland will enforce the president’s lawful order.
The federal judge’s ruling states that the EO is unconstitutional and contrary to the rule of law. Words fail. The power to control immigration is clearly granted to the Congress and the executive branch. The U.S. Code clearly gives the president authority to exclude “any class” of immigrants at his own discretion. Moreover, the EO doesn’t mention religion anywhere, so that argument would be nugatory.
Now that these so called “judges” are nothing but a bunch of bottom feeding, corrupt, activist politicians, we need an amendment requiring them to have to run for office. To include SCOTUS. The judicial system is out of control in this country. The American people need to take it back and make it great again.
The judge’s opinion isn’t even published yet...
Isn’t it grand that a non-elected official can simply overrule any President?
“Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Pretty neat.”
Kinda begs the question, why do we even have a President?
The enemy is inside the wire.
There has to be some consequence for this judge’s flauting the law and making shit up.
I doubt it. Enforce your unlawful order judge.
Trump holds a Royal Flush against their 3 of a kind.
President Trump should tell him to go pound sand. A tweet will suffice.
Eff him. Judges have no right to overreacch
Ignore him Trump........then impeach the b******
Ridiculous! When Arizona tried to enforce our immigration laws Obama sued Arizona to prevent it. The case went to the Supreme Court, which ruled that Arizona cannot enforce immigration laws because that's the job of the federal government. So this ruling that the states have standing is 180 degrees against the Arizona ruling. It won't stand.
CNN talking heads are having on air orgasms right now declaring “victory:. These people are sick. I am getting closer to being real ok with trump and the military cleaning this nation up quickly. No deaths just send these wackos somewhere else. I think California seceding sounds good.They could all go there. Damn sick liberals. Oh shot CNN just had the Washington state lawyer on . He looks 16. Crazy. Erin brunette is peering
Just ignore this overstepping of the judiciary. They don’t have any law on their side with this.
Reminds me of the Jill Stein ruling, which was immediately smacked down by a higher count.
These lowly district judges are full of themselves.
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