Do You Agree That When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty
Deceitful, dissimulating Republicans, led by Paul Ryan ("this is not a religious test and it is not a ban on people of any religion") are insisting that we're not really seeing the Muslim ban that we see unfolding at America's airports, but egomaniac, Rudy "Loose-lips" Giuliani admitted to a Fox News "judge" that Trump had tasked him with coming up with a way to ban Muslims "legally" and that the nationality ploy was the result. In the first day of implementation 4 federal judges struck it down as unconstitutional. The judge in Boston didn't just strike down removal but also detention, finding there are violations of due process and equal protection rights.
On Bannon's order, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement Sunday morning that gave contradictory directions to airport staff. On the one it, it says that Trump's orders will remain in force and on the other hand it stated that the Regime will obey judicial orders. Keep in mind that the Federal District Court in Boston issued a nationwide order barring detention or deportation of refugees, which the Trump Regime is already trampling. There is confusion at airports and small minded, low-level little fascist-types, like the ones who worked in the concentration camps, will take advantage of the situation to behave with seemingly unaccountable brutality. Hitler didn't do it by himself; he needed plenty of enablers and conspirators.
The ACLU celebrated it's legal victories against the Trumpist Regime. Their political director, Faiz Shakir said that "I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of his losing."
The American Civil Liberties Union announced Saturday evening that a federal court in New York had issued an emergency stay on President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The court’s decision, which will affect people who have been detained in airports, came after the ACLU and other activist groups filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqis who were held at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York as a result of the order.Sunday morning, urbanologist Richard Florida, in a tweet storm, outlined how Trump was destroying America's brand-- and economic future-- in his first raucous week in the White House. "Trump's immigration insanity," he explained, "threatens the very core of America's innovative edge-- the ability to attract global talent. Even if the ban is lifted, the system has been shocked and global talent put on alert. The first place the impact will show up is our universities, where global talent fills our engineering and computer science departments. That talent will now choose to go elsewhere. Graduate students first, but senior faculty will begin to relocate as well. This was less of a threat a decade or two ago when global competitors were less established. The US could rest on its 'talent laurels.' But today, there are a handful of countries and dozens of global cities with great universities that can effectively compete for talent. London, Paris, Hong Kong, Toronto, Vancouver, Stockholm Sydney, Melbourne, Dublin, Copenhagen, I could go on ... I expect Canada and Toronto will gain substantially-- the combination of great university, great city, proximity to US market. I also expect that Canada and Toronto will act strategically to capitalize by upping efforts to reinforce tolerance and attract talent and tech. We will see this first in ability of Toronto/ Canada to attract global students, faculty and researchers to universities ... We will see it next in Canadian entrepreneurs and innovators who decide to stay put and not to migrate to the US, adding to local clusters. If Trump's insanity lasts for a year or so, we will see major tech US companies relocate substantial capabilities in Toronto and Vancouver. Trumpism represents the first substantial threat to America's innovative edge in my life ... Trump may believe he is putting America 1st by blocking immigrants and boosting manufacturing but he is undermining its real economic edge."
...The class action lawsuit sought an immediate injunction barring the Trump administration from blocking immigrants based on the executive order. It argued that the order violates a 1965 law that banned discrimination in immigration based on national origin. According to a copy of the court decision from Judge Ann Donnelly, it will stop officials from removing individuals with approved refugee applications, holders of valid visas and people from the affected countries who have been authorized to enter-- pending completion of a hearing on the matter in court. Donnelly also wrote that the lawsuit would have a “strong likelihood of success.”
“There is imminent danger that, absent the stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa holders, and other individuals from nations subject to the January 27, 2017 executive order,” Donnelly said.
And, sure enough, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to the orange fascist's favorite medium of communication and let him have it...
Mayor John Tory said Toronto is the most diverse city in the world-- and will not keep newcomers out. "Our citizens come from every part of the globe, and arrived here looking for opportunity, equality and, often, safe harbour. While there is still work to be done, I am proud of our city’s legacy of acceptance and inclusion, and the fact that our economy relies on the hard work and expertise of people of all backgrounds. Our city’s motto is ‘diversity our strength.' We understand that as Canadians we are almost all immigrants, and that no one should be excluded on the basis of their ethnicity or nationality.”
And speaking of our friends up north, the Globe And Mail ran a piece by British journalist Shaista Aziz, branding Trump's executive orders hate crimes. "We’ve just witnessed the first full week of a Donald Trump presidency that has set the tone for what is to come," she wrote. "True to form, Mr. Trump’s arrival in the White House has been every bit as hateful, shameful and unconscionable, as we should’ve expected it to be based on his rhetoric during the election campaign. And this is just the start."
For those politicians and commentators who urged those of us not down with Mr. Trump’s doctrine to suspend reality and “give him the benefit of the doubt” to see what he does when he’s finally president, you now have your answer.
The president of the United States of America, a man endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan, has fully mainstreamed Islamophobia and bigotry in his first week in the White House.