The White House Released A Statement Calling The Judge’s Decision “Outrageous,” And Then Removed The Word From Revised Version
The White House swiftly responded with a heated statement regarding a federal judge’s decision to temporarily reverse President Trump’s executive order of the 120 day moratorium of immigration from 7 countries until the department of homeland security and Trump’s team can sew up the vetting process of refugees.
The two statements were released just 3 hours after the judges decision was made on the travel halt. The second statement was published just 12 minutes after the first.
The original released statement by Sean Spicer, and some would say the more appropriate one, read as follows…
“At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate.
‘The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.
‘As the law states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
Would this be happening if this was the Obama administration and Barack Obama’s immigration order was identical? Presumably not. Especially because, regardless of what anyone says, a similar immigration order happened under the Obama presidency. Specifically for 6 months and for Iraqis. But more than just Iraqis were affected under Obama’s immigration order.
As a matter of fact, Iranian journalist, Rana Rahimpour, who worked for BBC was barred from re-entering the United States due to the effects of Obama’s immigration ban just a short while ago. She tells her story in the short clip below, about how she felt discriminated against under the Obama order. Where were the protests? Where were the federal judges issuing reverses?
WATCH: The Truth About Obama’s Travel Ban In 2011
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