Surprise, surprise – the DOTUS wants to direct all three branches of government.
The US’s first attempt at a ‘benevolent’ dictator, anyone?
U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled that Washington state and Minnesota had standing to challenge Trump’s executive order on immigration. So he issued the temporary, nationwide restraining order based on his opinion that the states showed their case is likely to succeed.
Trump issued the temporary ban following his winning campaign promise to further protect Americans from radical Islamic terrorism.
The State Department confirmed Saturday that it has reversed the executive order’s provisional revoking of visas, saying, “Those individuals with visas that were not physically cancelled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid.”
The agency said it also is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security and their legal teams and will provide further updates as soon as information is available.
A purported 60,000 people from the affected countries have had their visas cancelled since the ban took effect last weekend.
The New York Times first reported Friday night that airlines have been told by the government to begin allowing these travelers on planes to the United States.
And Qatar Airways announced on its website Saturday that it has been directed by the U.S. government to permit formerly banned passengers to board U.S.-bound flights, as a result of the judge’s ruling.
Trump and his administration have tried to circumvent the normal legal checks on the power of the President, but and some battles have been won, but the war looks to be far from over.