US President Donald Trump pledged strong programs for immigration control as he faced a double judicial and political offensive and popular discontent against his order to ban immigrants from Muslim countries.
In a visit to CENTCOM, the military command in charge of the Middle East and the fight against jihadist Islamic State, the republican president promised to defeat radical Islamic terrorism and not to allow it to grow in the American country.
We need strong programs so that people who love us and want to love our country are allowed to enter, but not those who want to destroy us,
In a decree signed on January 27th, the president suspended the entry of refugees for 120 days (for Syrian refugees the term is indefinite). In addition, he suspended the entry for citizens from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.
The measure quickly provoked demonstrations in several cities of the United States and abroad, and critics warn that the ban could hurt counter-terrorism cooperation by promoting Islamic-state propaganda.
However, a federal judge in Seattle, northwestern Washington, suspended the law enforcement, a decision made by the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, which opens a legal battle for Trump administration.
The government presented a defense of the decree on February 6th. The 15-page document categorically states that the signing of decrees constitutes a “legal exercise” of presidential authority.