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President Trumps Muslim Ban Stalled By Court Injunction

by Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram on February 4, 2017

Muslim Ban – Stalled

By Chris M. Ingram, LL.M., ESQ

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On Friday February 3rd, 2017 at 4.00pm U.S. District Judge James Robart granted a Temporary Restraining Order / Injunctive relief putting an almost complete halt to the enforcement of Trump’s Executive Order. Virtually, all those who had been in any affected by the ban can now resume travel as normal without restrictions. The injunction will remain in place until a full hearing on the merits can take place.

In granting the injunction Judge Robart cited that the Executive Order would undermine the constitutional imperative of a ‘uniform Rule of naturalization‘, and Congress’s instruction that ‘ the immigration laws of the United States should be enforced vigorously and uniformly’. In other words, Judge Robart was saying that the Executive Order as written was discriminatory and thus unconstitutional.

President Executive Order Clauses

3c – 90-day ban, gone.

5a – 120-day on refugees, gone.

5b – Religious test on refugees, prioritizing Christians, gone.

5c – Syrian ban, gone.

5e – Case by case review of refugees, gone.

It was clearly anticipated from the day the Executive Order was signed that it was be challenged in the Courts by interest opposed to the Order. The same challenges frequently happened against President Obama and sometimes the court sided against him. The wonderful thing about America is that we have a Constitutional legal system that will strike down any law or any or any Presidential order that it deems goes against the US Constitution.   All Presidents are subject to the US Constitution.

Protestors Outside Trump Tower

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