Immigrant Advocates Plot 'Beginning of Legal Resistance' to Trump

, The National Law Journal


More than 4,000 lawyers had signed up to volunteer legal services across the country by Sunday in response to the Trump administration's swift move to restrict immigration travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. President Donald Trump's executive action Friday brought nationwide confusion—and mass protests—as lawyers, major airlines and national companies struggled to assess the scope of the travel bans.

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  • NT Rexford

    President Donald Trump can use Rule 50 USC 21-24 gives the President the power to apprehend, restrain, and remove resident enemy aliens during times of war or national emergency. It is the Alien Enemy Act of 1798, it created the Alien Enemy Control Program. It gives the President the power to apprehend, restrain, and remove resident enemy aliens during times of war or national emergency I am really fed up with our being reactive - after something happens instead of proactive and removing the threat before damage occurs. You had better hope that nothing happens while this president is in office - it will not be the Obama turn the other cheek. In the name of being the nice guys everyone likes and aspires to be like we have stopped vetting newcomers the people in most of the countries of the world despise us. It was used extensively to get rid of axis power citizens here legally and even some of the after they became citizens. We need to start using that law again. Most of us want people who came here illegally to go back to their home countries. I am also in favor of removing people we deem might pose a danger to us- even if they are now legal residents.

  • ted

    just remember...once this door is opened (to openly be judge and jury of peoples‘ lives with pre-justice), our government is no better than those we proclaim are violators of human rights. remember the hunter can become the hunted. bans and walls keep people in too. read a good history of Germany in 1933.. Trump is clinically insane. he needs a check up from the neck up. major conservatives are already bailing like rats on a ship.

  • Herb Spencer

    NLJ finally gets a headline right! "Plot" says it all. And, where were your sanctimonious words when Obama was reviving the dispensing power, Mr. Becerra? What about that oath you and your predecessor Kamala - "My dog ate the evidence!" - Harris took to "defend the laws ..."? Thank you, President Trump for finally taking action! Hang tough!

  • Bruce Pestell

    These lawyers seem top be in favor of violating federal law..or maybe against a conservative president...or both.

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