On Wednesday, the Deputy Secretary of Defense issued a memo that clarifies how the Department of Defense (DoD) will implement President Trump’s executive order to freeze all civilian hiring across all departments and agencies.
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The President's new Executive Order on immigration has caused significant confusion at the nation's borders -- and that is an understatement. One of the most controversial and most confusing aspects of the order has been the question of whether or not the restrictions apply to green card holders -- that is individuals who are lawful permanent residents of the United States, but who remain citizens of one of the seven countries identified in the order as subject to new restrictions.
President Trump’s Executive Order severely restricting visa-holders and refugees’ freedom to enter the United States is not only immoral and un-American—it’s also likely to fail on its own terms and lead to an increase in terrorist attacks against Americans. Yet if terrorism does increase, support for Trump and for harsh and self-defeating policies are likely to grow.
This evening, President Donald Trump released an Executive Order entitled “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees.” The order revokes and substantially modifies Executive Order 13490, signed by former President Barack Obama on January 21, 2009.
Two Iraqi refugees detained at JFK International Airport have filed a habeas petition challenging President Trump's executive order restricting refugee and immigrant entry into the United States as unconstitutional in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.