Trump’s ban on US entry blocked by Federal judge

Etihad Airline may accept previously banned passengers

THE President is not the only person or organisation responsible for the rule of law in the USA and following the ban on entry to passport holders of seven countries a Judge Robart, issued a temporary restraining order on the ban.

This now means that the State Department has to allow travellers who had valid visas prior to the ban to revoke the cancellation of the visas into the US and homeland security officers who check visas on arrival have been told that they should allow these travellers in without unnecessary delay.

International airlines are now accepting such passengers again although there is no guarantee how long this restraining order will last in place as Mr Trump has instructed his staff to find a way of countermanding the ruling.

Clearly far from pleased at his decision being thwarted and using his favourite method of communication, he tweeted “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” and “When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot, come in & out, especially for reasons of safety & security – big trouble!”

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    • Brian Eagleson

      05 February 2017 • 11:13

      “There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis. But he’s a liar and I’m not sure about you.”

      This brilliant song by the late Kirsty MacColl sums up Donald Trump. He swears he’s ‘the King’. But he ain’t Elvis. He doesn’t actually understand his own country’s justice system. The usual flurry of angry Tweets against the legal overturning of his unconstitutional travel ban reveals his complete inability to realise how anything works in the world outside the Trump (ivory) Tower.

      No, he’s definitely not the King. He’s a bull in a china shop – and he’s wrecking the place already – but the alarm system is sounding and the police are now dealing with him.

      As I write this, his ding-dong appeal against the ‘banning of his ban’ has been rejected by the US federal appeals court in a late night sitting. In other words he has been legally rendered powerless in his bid to prevent the people of 7 countries from entering the US. So among others, the little Iranian baby girl who needs life saving surgery in the US for a heart defect will now be able to get it, albeit after a considerable delay.

      His complete failure to comprehend the obvious distinction between mostly home-grown US terrorists and innocent airline passengers landing in his country is now out there for all to see.


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