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Judge Blocks Trump’s Immigration Order; White House Seeks Emergency Stay

by Countable | 3.20.17

A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Trump’s executive order barring immigrants and refugees from certain countries, saying the order could cause "immediate and irreparable injury" to the United States. Immigration authorities and airline officials have resumed allowing entry to those holding legal visas.

The White House is preparing a petition for an emergency stay of the judge’s decision, calling Trump’s executive order "lawful and appropriate." In a statement, the White House press secretary said the President's order is meant to “protect the homeland.”

What do you think? Tell your representatives:

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  • Emily
    02/04/2017
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    The judge's choice to deem the ban unconstitutional must be upheld and I hope my representatives will defend this despite the White House's response. Refugees and immigrants make this country great. Vetting is already extreme. As your constituent, I hope you will defend the rights of immigrants and refugees who have a legal right to enter this country.

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  • Heather
    02/06/2017
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    Support Judge Robert I thank him for following the rule of law. Thank you also to Texas Rep Joaquin Castro for requesting an investigation.

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  • Patrice
    02/04/2017
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    I feel confident that US District Judge James Robart put considerably more thought (and heart) into his order than Trump and his cronies in the WH did. I pray Trump doesn't have a leg to stand on and the judges order will prevail as cooler heads make better choices.

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  • Chanda
    02/04/2017
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    The judges order should stand . Do not allow White House to overturn. The ban is UnAmerican and honestly deplorable.

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  • Delia
    02/04/2017
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    It is sad that a judge had to put a stop to Donald Trumps unconstitutional, racist behavior and these orders that support his agenda., specifically the ban on Muslim that protect his business interests. Republicans need to start speaking out against trump and I am shocked that republicans are standing by and saying nothing in the hopes that you will be able to promote your republican agenda. This is sick behavior and the majority of Americans do not agree with you. I am watching and your constituents will be able to vote in the next year and beyond and we will not forget. We are watching closely, like we have never been able to watch before. We will be involved like never before.

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  • Terri
    02/04/2017
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    Support the federal judge's ruling and stop the travel ban.

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  • Daniel
    02/04/2017
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    I support the judge's decision. It is sad that we are in this place. Stomp Trump at every turn!!!

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  • Barbi
    02/05/2017
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    Please support the judge's decision

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  • Michael
    02/04/2017
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    I am thrilled the federal judge temporarily blocked this unconstitutional travel ban. Please stay vigilant and aggressive and vocal in your opposition. The country agrees with you.

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  • Denise
    02/04/2017
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    I hope you will support the court's decision and work toward more sensible, less discriminatory immigration reform. This ban is simply a poorly veiled attempt at pushing out non Christians.

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  • Maribel
    02/04/2017
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    This is narrow minded. It's unconstitutional and unAmerican. Want to protect the homeland? Protect the environment, protect healthcare, protect infrastructure, protect education, demilitarize police, increase the minimum wage, stop the war on women, dismantle institutionalize racism. That's how you protect the homeland.

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  • Chris
    02/06/2017
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    I support Judge Robert and the Judicial branch. There are checks and balances for a reason!

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  • Janet
    02/04/2017
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    Please support the judges order to protect the American ppl. Trump is trampling the constitution.

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  • Jimc
    02/04/2017
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    Great news!

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  • laurahager
    02/04/2017
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    I support the judges decision. Please fight this unconstitutional order.

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  • Libby
    02/04/2017
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    This order is a manipulation tool used to create fear among Americans that are looking for someone to blame for their problems when corrupt American politicians are really to blame. Seeking protection from those who have created the divide between rich and poor will only serve to create a bigger divide. Whether you're a liberal or a conservative, you are being pitted against each other so that you won't turn your sights on corrupt politicians.

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  • Jacqueline
    02/04/2017
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    The audacity Trump has to completely undermine our constitution and rule by edict is disgusting. Stand with the judge who serves as a voice of reason and of the Law. Across party lines, it should be evident that we cannot allow our president (of barely two weeks) to issue executive order after executive order. He refuses to let Senators and congressmen vote on these actions, and is thus undermining the democratic system we've had in place for centuries. Regardless of your party, you should see something fundamentally wrong with this.

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  • Stephanie
    02/05/2017
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    James Robert is a new hero for how he opposed Trumps immigration ban! He is a role model for the rest of the government! Please send him my gratitude.

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  • Elizabeth
    02/05/2017
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    Please support Judge Robart!

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  • Michael
    02/04/2017
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    We should be publicly praising this judge who stayed Trump's unlawful executive order. This judge is upholding our ideals and our Constitution. Keep fighting!

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