The New York Times – Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration: What We Know – “The order caused widespread confusion on the immigration system and in airports, and prompted protests and legal action. Here is a quick guide.”
The Executive Order signed by President Trump on January 27, 2017 is no longer posted on WhiteHouse.gov. Copies are available via several sites (here via the New York Times). Full Text: Trump’s Executive Order Banning Refugees and Muslim Travelers.
An ACLU emergency appeal filed on January 28, 2017 was heard by Judge Ann M. Donnelly United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York and Judge Donnelly issued a stay. The petition and The ruling
Via The Hill: “Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will introduce two bills on Monday [January 30, 2017]] in response to President Donald Trump’s executive action on immigration and refugees. “The first bill immediately rescinds the order. The second limits executive authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act,” the Judiciary Committee ranking member wrote on Twitter Sunday. Trump on Friday signed an executive order calling for a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States. The order also includes a 120-day halt on admitting refugees and an indefinite pause on admitting refugees from Syria. Feinstein said her bills would prevent Trump from unilaterally barring factions of immigrants. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said Democrats may be able to pass legislation overturning the ban if enough Republicans are on board.”
Via The New York Time – White House Scales Back Immigration Ban – and Some Top Members of G.O.P. Criticize Refugee Policy – “Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a statement that said Mr. Trump’s order was not properly vetted, and Mr. McCain said it lumped together America’s allies and adversaries.” Also via The HilL – McCain, Graham: Trump order may become ‘self-inflicted wound’ in terrorism fight
Via The New York Times – Anxiety about Muslim refugees is stoked online by far-right media
Via The Atlantic – A Clarifying Moment in American History – “There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.”