President Donald Trump is getting push-back from judges who are attempting to strike down his executive order. On Friday, Trump banned travel from seven Muslim countries. He is, however, getting support from an unlikely source. United States border patrol agents who are choosing to side with him.
Reports reveal border patrol agents at airports nationwide are ignoring the judge’s orders to suspend the executive order.
ACLU angered by move
The New York Post reports that some border patrol agents are choosing to continue to enforce the President’s order, despite the judge’s ruling. The ACLU is up in arms over the border patrol agents’ actions.
“The court’s order could not be clearer… they need to comply with the order,” Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants Rights project, told The Post late Saturday.
“It’s enough to be a serious concern,” Jadwat said of the reports.
Jadwat and other ACLU lawyers had earlier Saturday night won an emergency stay of Trump’s deportation order from Brooklyn Federal Judge Ann Donnelly.
Dean James of America’s Freedom Fighters points out that the nation’s immigration laws give the President the power to enact specific restrictions as he sees fit.
“Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
President Trump has remained defiant, however, insisting he is enacting the ban in the interest of national security. You can read his response right here.
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