Virginia Federal Judge Sides With Trump, Refuses to Block Travel Ban

Virginia – A federal judge ruled Friday against blocking President Trump’s executive order that called for a temporary ban of immigrants from six majority Muslim countries.

The Daily Caller reports:

Judge Anthony Trenga of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that Trump was within his legal rights to impose the travel ban and that it was not discriminatory toward Muslims. The injunction had been brought forward by Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, who was represented by an attorney from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Trenga, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote in his opinion that “the President has unqualified authority to bar physical entry to the United States at the border.” He said that the executive order makes no mention of religion and has a “state secular purpose” of protecting U.S. citizens from terrorist attacks.

A Department of Justice spokeswoman said in a statement, “The Department of Justice is pleased with the ruling. As the Court correctly explains, the President’s Executive Order falls well within his authority to safeguard the nation’s security.”

Of course President Trump has the authority to bar certain people from entering the United States. This is not a Muslim ban. There are plenty of other Muslim-majority countries who are not mentioned in this executive order.

It is President Trump’s priority to protect the citizens of this country.  Allowing people, especially military aged men to pour in here from terrorist hotbeds does not put the citizenry first. We elected Trump to secure our borders and having an unelected judge overrule the President is an ‘unprecedented judicial overreach’.

 

 

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