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Judge Blocks Trump’s Immigration Order; White House Seeks Emergency Stay
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  • Helena
    02/06/2017
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    I support U.S. District Judge Robart's nationwide order that stopped the ban on immigrants and refugees from 7 predominantly Muslim nations. In the executive order, Mr. Trump stipulated that those from minority religions who claimed religious persecution would be given priority in seeking refugee status. Yet, he indefinitely banned Muslim Syrian refugees (men, women, and children) who have fled Syria in fear to escape war and terrorism. His singling out of one religion over another is highly suspect and against our Constitution. The ban immediately impacted the lives of up to 100,000 people who had already been vetted, who had green cards and visas, and some of whom were permanent residents of the U.S. The vetting process currently is 20 steps long and can take up to 2 years to complete. According to the Cato Institute, an American Libertarian think tank, the chance that an American would be killed in a terrorist attack committed by a refugee is 1 in 3.64 billion a year. If Mr Trump wanted to change the vetting process, he should have done that first and then implemented the changes from that point on. That is not what he did. The very fact that he did not seek to make improvements speaks volumes to me.

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