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Supreme Court Grants Temporarily Allows Portion of Trump Travel Ban

The Supreme Court Monday reversed lower court opinions and allowed a portion of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect, barring entry to some who hail from six countries where terrorist organizations operate.

The new opinion could still be reversed. The Justices plan to hear oral arguments on the case in October.

The loophole is this: the opinion applies only to “foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

While the vote was unanimous, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch issued a partial dissent saying they didn’t think think the half-a-ban scheme could work, and that it would “invite a flood of litigation until this case is finally resolved on the merits.”

And they ain’t kidding. How do you prove people don’t have a “bona fide” relationship?

I learned this first hand when the owners of a house near mine built a new floor atop the existing one and turned the place into an immigrant flop house. Totally illegal in an area zoned for families. But apparently, the law was unenforceable, because everyone in such domiciles simply claims to be related, and the burden was on the county to prove they weren’t. Eventually, the residents became just the owners and a single nice, apparently legal, immigrant family, as opposed to an assortment of unknown young men, and so I guess it worked out for now.

I’m still not sure why the Court wouldn’t presume to let the president’s right to deny foreigners entry stand while the case is being decided, but there you go. We’ll see how many people the opinion actually prevents from entering.

Incredibly, Trump hasn’t tweeted a response. Instead, he issued an old-fashioned statement by the president:

Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security. It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.

As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.

My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe. Today’s ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation’s homeland. I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court’s decision was 9-0.

Looks like the attorneys have the password to his Twitter account.

Video || Trump: “The Wall is Going to Get Built, Folks”

Well, okay, but it looks increasingly like the fight will be waged in the fall, when Congress works to pass the funding bills for next year. like Trump appears to be putting up the white flag for the current spending fight, which will fund the government through September.

If he won’t do it now, Trump must make the Democrats cave on building the wall in the fall. He was elected on this issue more than any other. He should allow the Democrats to shut down the government, whatever is needed. Otherwise, if preserving the culture and stemming massive illegal immigration is not non-negotiable, then there was no point to this election.

The Wall Street Journal has a good suggestion: End the filibuster for appropriations bills. I have no doubt that’s what the Democrats would do. The filibuster is not in the Constitution. If the Founders wanted it to be more difficult to pass legislation in the Senate, they would have prescribed a super-majority vote.

Justice Department Warns Eight Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary cities may have to get used to an administration interested in the rule of law.

From the Washington Examiner:

The Department of Justice on Friday reprimanded eight “sanctuary cities” for failing to adhere to federal requests to detain illegal immigrants.

It sent a letter warning the jurisdictions that they could lose certain federal grants if they fail to prove they are in compliance with federal law that requires them to communicate with federal officials about on immigration matters. The statute, 8 USC § 1373, prohibits local and state governments from enacting laws or policies that limit communication with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Customs and Border Protection about “information regarding the immigration or citizenship status.”

Top U.S. Catholic Bishop Rebuts Trump on Immigration

The top Roman Catholic bishop in the U.S. lauds President Trump for his anti-abortion views, for comments on the importance of Catholic schools and for promising to defend religious liberties. When it comes to refugees and immigration, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo says he and Trump will “have to agree to disagree,” the Associated Press reported. In… Continue Reading

MSM Reporters Falsely Accuse Sessions of Calling Illegals “Filth”

Oh, they must have felt so good for a little while until they realized they’d let their wishes get ahead of responsible reporting. Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not refer to illegal immigrants Tuesday as “filth,” contrary to claims from a few media personalities, the Washington Examiner reported. Sessions delivered an address to a gathering… Continue Reading

Sessions Moves to Speed Deportation of Criminal Illegal Aliens

Yes, they broke the law at least twice, so they need to get out fast. Illegal immigrants convicted of a federal crime may be deported more quickly under a policy move announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, the Washington Examiner reported. The nation’s top law enforcement officer announced the expansion and modernization of… Continue Reading

Sanctuary City Mayors Claim They Are Not Breaking the Law

What do they not understand about the word “illegal” in “illegal immigrants”? Mayors from so-called sanctuary cities insisted to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in a closed-door meeting Wednesday that they are not breaking federal law. “We violate no federal or state law,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler told reporters after discussing requests from… Continue Reading

Spicer: Administration to Aggressively Appeal Travel Ban Ruling

Unfortunately this could go to the Supreme Court, where there are only four justices who might put principle ahead of politics, and four who won’t. White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday reacted to the federal court rulings blocking President Trump’s so-called travel ban by saying: “We intend to appeal the flawed rulings,” the… Continue Reading

Hawaii Judge Blocks Trumps New Immigration Order

We now, as Mark Levin was saying this evening, live in an age of judicial tyranny.  People were worried about President Trump ruling without regard to the Constitution. Instead, it’s the judiciary and their Democratic allies on Capitol Hill. In an age of political correctness and liberal certainty, the ends are deemed so noble that… Continue Reading

Trump Signs Revised Travel Ban

This time they’re doing it methodically and carefully, so that a group of San Francisco liberals with black robes on can’t put a stop to it for no good Constitutional reason. President Trump on Monday signed a revised version of his executive order on travel that excludes Iraqi citizens, legal permanent residents and existing visa… Continue Reading

Homeland Security Seeks 5,000 More Border Patrol Officers

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued two memos on Tuesday aimed at implementing President Trump’s immigration-related executive orders, which call for strict enforcement of U.S. immigration laws and the hiring of thousands of new border officials, the Washington Examiner reported. Kelly’s memos include guidance about where the agency stands in the process of building Trump’s… Continue Reading