Monday, January 30, 2017
Judge Ann Donnelly: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know--Nominated by Sen Chuck Schumer
At Heavy.com by Jessica McBride --
The federal judge who granted an emergency stay of part of President Donald Trump’s immigration ban is a former prosecutor nominated to the bench by Barack Obama on the recommendation of Chuck Schumer.
Schumer, the high-profile Democratic Senator, is a family friend of the judge, Ann Donnelly, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Schumer had called for the executive order’s reversal.
The order for a stay came down on January 28 from Donnelly, a judge based in Brooklyn, according to The New York Times.
Trump’s executive order had created a 90-day ban on all immigration from a series of Muslim majority countries: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Syrian immigration was banned indefinitely and the order created a 120-day moratorium on all refugees to the United States. Trump denied the immigration ban was a “Muslim ban,” and said he thought it was working well, The New York Times reported. He has said he feels the ban is necessary to review the vetting process and protect the United States from radical Islamic terrorists.