Reason.com by Scott Shackford --
The American Civil Liberties Union has at least temporarily halted
President Donald Trump's attempt to turn away refugees and travelers
from a handful of selected Muslim-dominated countries.
As Matt Welch wrote this morning,
Trump's order banning travelers and refugees from Syria, Iran, Iraq,
Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen included people who had already been
approved to live legally within in the United States and had even been
here for years. As a result, immigrants and refugees from these
countries who were returning home to the United States were being
detained at airports after this order was implemented and were unable to
enter the country.
The ACLU quickly sued, representing two Iraqis
detained at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. This evening a judge
ruled in the ACLU's favor, putting a temporary stay on the president's
To be clear, the judge's order specifically covers immigrants and refugees from these countries who have already
been approved to travel and live in the United States and only those
people. The government cannot simply eject people it has already given
green cards and visas to without due process, the ACLU argued. The judge
found that argument compelling enough that she concluded that it was
likely to win, thus helping convince her to grant the stay.
Shaw This stay is only logical.Those here legally stuck in limbo due to this order should be allowed to stay . This problem will clear up quickly but there will be no way around Pres Trump's order for illegals.