Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Muslim Ban 2.0 banned like Muslim Ban 1.0

As the grandson of immigrants who fled persecution and were welcomed to America by the Statue of Liberty, I'm so happy that yet another Federal judge this evening kept the meaning of this symbol and its message alive 
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by putting a nationwide hold on Donald Trump's latest un-American ban on Muslim immigration to America.

And Judge Derrick Watson reminded Trump and his arrogant acolytes that their words mattered:

For instance, Watson quotes from a Trump press release from December 2015 which reads, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States…”
Watson also quotes from some of Donald Trump’s advisors like Rudy Giuliani, who said in a Fox News interview in January 2017 that Trump asked him to come up with a way to legally ban Muslims from the United States.
Giuliani explained, “I’ll tell you the whole history of it: When he first announced it, he said ‘Muslim ban.’ He called me up, he said, ‘Put a commission together, show me the right way to do it legally.'”
Watson also quoted Stephen Miller, a White House senior advisor who said in February that this new travel ban will have “the same basic policy outcome” as the first one, which suggests to Watson that the order has not fundamentally changed and is still as unconstitutional as it was before.

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