ACLU claims DHS agents are not complying with judge’s stay on refugee order

Part of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration of refugees from select countries in the Middle East may be on hold after a federal judge granted an emergency stay of the removal of two refugees.

But, the American Civil Liberties Union, which applied for the stay, now claims that the Trump administration is not in compliance.

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“The court’s order could not be clearer,” Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants Rights project, told The New York Post late Saturday. “They need to comply with the order”

He added that “It’s enough to be a serious concern.”

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The ACLU’s claims that “multiple sources” told organization officials that customs agents are not complying with the stay, but that allegation is unsubstantiated so far, as are other claims the ACLU is making.

It contends that the stay blocks the ban of all such refugees, although this is unclear from the court’s order. The organization also referred to Trump’s order as a “Muslim ban,” although religion is nor mentioned in his executive order on immigration.

Although liberals are hailing the temporary stay as a huge victory, it nonetheless appears to be very limited in its application.

Citing the U.S. Code, another observed that the president’s executive action is legal on its face, and it would be unlikely for the court to strike it down.

At least one person on the left admitted that the ACLU’s victory was small, but claimed that it was only the beginning. She immediately got put in her place.

In recognition of the limited scope of the court’s temporary stay, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement early Sunday indicating that it will continue to comply with Trump’s executive order.

The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people. President Trump’s Executive Orders remain in place—prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety. President Trump’s Executive Order affects a minor portion of international travelers, and is a first step towards reestablishing control over America’s borders and national security.


U.S. District Judge Ann Marie Donnelly, sitting in Brooklyn, granted the ACLU’s application for the stay, which they filed on behalf of two men who entered the country on valid visas but were detained at the airport because of Trump’s order.

At least one person who was detained, an Iraqi who served as a translator for U.S. forces, had nothing but praise for the president and the American people.

Trump’s order called for an immediate halt to all immigration from seven countries having connections to terror — Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya.

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