posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 03:05 PM
a reply to: Kharron
Only thing is its being done in a very biased way with flawed logic. The most controversial action currently has to do with the "Muslim ban". First
off this is a misnomer with a maximum of about 10% of world Muslims actually affected(3% margin of error). Second off is that yes it is legal. The
Supreme Court gave the national government power to "exclude or expel aliens" in the case of Fong Yue Ting v. United States in 1893. Specifically the
power was given to Congress and meant to be executed by the Executive branch. However, in the second half of the 20th century this power was delegated
to the Executive branch through the Immigration and Nationality Act(INA from here on out) specifically in INA Acts 103(a)(1), 104, and 221(h). The
last one(221(h)) deals with visas or other documents already handed out.
The next defense the left has used is the Constitution, both 1st and 5th Amendments. There is no mention of specific religions in the EO and the 5th
Amendment deals with court proceedings and not immigration.
I am glad people are scrutinizing the government, but their reasons are flawed and their arguments equally flawed.
Supreme Court Case: supreme.justia.com...
INA Table of Contents: www.uscis.gov...
INA Act 103(attorney general): www.uscis.gov...
INA Act 104(Dept. Of State): www.uscis.gov...
INA Act 221(Issuance of Visas and Other Documents): www.uscis.gov...
Executive Order: www.whitehouse.gov...
Apologies if this isn't what you meant, but the "wakening" that I've seen is merely extremely biased protest against the administration, but let us
hope it is an awakening that crosses, or goes beyond, party lines.
edit on 31-1-2017 by ksiezyc because: (no reason given)