|Still losing. The travel ban was halted again.|
The watered-down travel ban was blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii. This block is nationwide and it strips the fuhrer's executive order. This order is a scaled back version of the Muslim ban.
This was targeting six non-visa holders from six Muslim-majority countries as well as a halt on the U.S. refugee resettlement program. This happened hours before executive order was take effect.
Derrick Watson said that the sections of the travel order were singling out Muslims and went against the First Amendment's establishment clause, which forbids the government from placing unequal treatment on a specific religion over the rest.
The ban was to take effect on Thursday.
The rollout of this ban was already a disaster from the start. It lead to worldwide condemnation and also was the subject of lawsuits from lawfully traveling Muslims.
The judge noted that bigots like Rudy Giuliani also caught the judge's attention. Giuliani, Mr. 9-11 himself, said that the Trump team will find legal ways to keep Muslims from entering the United States.
Of course, the blame goes to Trump for saying that only Christian Syrian refugees were allowed into the country. His bigoted statements made the court's decision harsh.
We're not a Christian nation. We're a nation of immigrants. Get it through your pathetic heads, that the United States escaped the tyranny, fought against slavery, allowed women to vote, allowed interracial marriage and equal marriage for all.
Progress is hard. Change is difficult. But we're on course to move the country forward.
Trump and the Republican Party are the party stuck in the past. They are the party of racism.
And if a conservative tells you otherwise, let them know that the Democrats elected the first Black president and nominated the first woman to lead the party. And even though, Barack Obama won the election while Hillary Clinton lost the presidency, at least their supporters are fiercely calling upon progressives to oppose everything Trump and the Republicans do.