Saturday, February 4, 2017

Temporary Stay Granted For Muslim Travel Ban (UPDATED)

A temporary stay of the Muslim travel ban was granted yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge James Robart in Seattle, allowing travel from seven majority Muslim countries. The order is nationwide and temporarily lifts the Muslim ban imposed by incompetent sociopath Donald "Rump" Trump until the Court has an opportunity to consider further arguments. Rump's administration said that it would appeal the order, but last night the Justice Department indicated that an immediate appeal of the stay would not be filed. In the meantime, a number of airlines have allowed passengers to board flights from the seven countries in question, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection told airlines that they could board passengers given the temporary stay.

During a Federal District Court hearing in Virginia yesterday, Federal attorneys admitted for the first time that over 100,000 visas had been revoked * in the week since Rump's likely unconstitutional travel ban was signed, making it necessary for those visa holders to reapply for new visas, a process that could be deadly for those fleeing violence or for life-saving medical reasons.

UPDATE:  In a setback for President Trump Bannon, some adults have apparently wrested temporary control of the State, Defense and Homeland Security Departments -- they're complying with the judge's order.

* Close to a number reported on January 30 by the once great Washington Post Bezos Bugle's Fact Checker.

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