Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that Mr. Trump has ample statutory authority to make national security judgments concerning immigration.
Trump’s ban on travel had been effectively in place since December, but only since Tuesday’s ruling the legal cloud over the policy is lifted.
President Donald hailed the decision as a “tremendous victory”:
This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country.
The court’s majority took a momentous step by overruling the Korematsu case, reversing a wartime ruling that for decades has stood as an emblem of a morally repugnant response to fear.
Chief Justice Roberts said Tuesday’s decision was different:
The forcible relocation of U.S. citizens to concentration camps, solely and explicitly on the basis of race, is objectively unlawful and outside the scope of presidential authority. But it is wholly inapt to liken that morally repugnant order to a facially neutral policy denying certain foreign nationals the privilege of admission.
The entry suspension is an act that is well within executive authority and could have been taken by any other president — the only question is evaluating the actions of this particular president in promulgating an otherwise valid proclamation.
While Trump (and his supporters) celebrated his travel ban victory, a federal judge in California, also on Tuesday, ordered the US government to stop separating children from their parents and reunite all families within 30 days and that children under 5 must be returned to their parents within 2 weeks.
The judge’s order came as 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in federal court seeking to stop the practice of separating children from their parents: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/us/p ... l-ban.html
While Trump reportedly signed an Executive Order to stop separating children from their parents, in reality the plan is different…
The Trump administration is developing a plan to give parents the choice: to remain locked up with their children or give up custody of their child.
Under the planned proposal, parents would be able to turn their child over to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who then place the child with a “sponsor”, that could be a slave driver as they don’t check these sponsors. The child could disappear without a trace.
There is a practical problem with this type of blackmail, as the US law prohibits the federal government to keep children detained for more than 20 days. US District Judge Dolly Gee in 2015 ruled that families can’t be detained for more than 20 days, as this violates the Flores agreement.
This means that if the parents refuse to give away their children, they should be released within 20 days (with their children).
The Department of Homeland Security simply intends to keep the children locked up longer than the allowed 20 days if their parents refuse to give up custody.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to modify the 1997 Flores agreement, to make it legally possible to keep the migrant children locked up longer than 20 days.
Two weeks ago, it was reported that the Department of Defense is building tent cities for thousands of immigrants on military bases in several states. The Pentagon has said it plans to shelter 20,000 migrant children on 4 bases: https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation- ... 53114.html
Unfortunately there appears to be a media blackout on the practice to turn children over to slave drivers (including paedophiles) and that children “disappear” without a trace...