President Trump was never going to sit back and allow his administration to be defeated over the halting of his executive order ruling. He signed an executive order that temporarily banned refugees and migrants from seven countries that were identified as terrorist hotbeds. But a Seattle, Washington federal judge halted the order and now migrants are being allowed back in. Now, the White has finally come out with their response.
The administration is appealing the decision made by the federal judge. Press Secretary Sean Spicer released a statement on the issue this past Friday.
“At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate. The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.
As the law states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry or any aliens of 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 deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson told CNN reporters he would not be at all shocked if this case went to the Supreme Court. Another person who commented on the issue is Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Derschowitz.
“Obviously the government is going to appeal your case. Ninth Circuit, probably the plaintiffs will appeal, the Massachusetts case to the First Circuit. We’re going to have conflicting rulings. Won’t this ultimately have to go to the United States Supreme Court, initially to the Circuit Justice, and then perhaps to the whole court?”
Ferguson maintained that he and his employees and staffers have been working nonstop to draft and file the complaint in motion. He insisted that the halting of the order by federal judge James Robart is an indication it could go all the way to the Supreme Court. Because who would defy a President unless it was that hotly contested of an issue.
The administration has indicated they will swiftly file a stay. We might not see the outcome of this problem outside a courtroom anytime soon. Seeing as neither the judge nor the President is going to back down from this issue that conclusion is almost set in stone. Despite the public outcry it has been made abundantly clear that people agree with the travel ban.
Especially in light of all the terrorist attacks going on in the world right now.