UPDATE: As you’ve probably heard, a federal judge has stayed the Executive Order. Hooray! No matter:
Boston Protest Against Muslim Ban and Anti-Immigration Orders
Copley Square tomorrow Sunday 1/29 1-3pm
Dark day for America yesterday … we’re early on in a parade of unnecessary and self-destructive cruelty.
And then he followed through on his “Muslim ban” on immigration — slamming the door on refugees and leaving some 500,000 Green Card holders currently outside the country with no way to get back in. Moms and Dads, families. People fleeing persecution for helping the US.
The outrage has been white-hot, deep, and I think, broad.
Here’s Tufts professor and political commentator Daniel Drezner:
Dear @POTUS: on Holocaust Remembrance Day my synagogue told me the Syrian refugee family we’re sponsoring is not coming. Go fuck yourself.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) January 27, 2017
Rep. Seth Moulton, an Iraq vet who became very close to his Iraqi translators:
“President Trump is leading our country out of fear instead of facts. His executive orders banning refugees and immigrants from some Muslim majority countries to the United States play right into the hands of our enemies. ISIS has already used his statements to help recruit new suicide bombers, and you can bet Trump’s policies will help inspire attacks against Americans both at home and abroad.
“His policies literally put our troops’ lives at risk—I’ve heard this loud and clear when I have visited them overseas. They also prove he has zero understanding of our country’s values and no intention of defending our Constitution.
“We are a nation of immigrants, and America is stronger when we welcome the refugees of our enemies. These policies do not put America first. I am ashamed that he is our president,” said Moulton.
Unfortunately, Trump isn’t even an outlier on this in the Republican Party, of course. Jeb Bush talked about privileging Christians in accepting refugees; many of the candidates promised a version of “extreme vetting”.
The directive is likely illegal. God knows how long it will take to get it removed; or how that would even be enforced. The Trump administration can break the law until Congress tells him not to; and then what’s the enforcement mechanism?
Four shameful years.