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Piers Morgan got burned on ‘Real Time’ then dragged by JK Rowling in real time

  • The burn ward has a new entrant: Piers Morgan.
  • While appearing on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, hot mess journalist Piers Morgan tried to defend President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.
  • After Morgan defended the ban by saying there was no ban, Australian comedian Jim Jeffries cut in and said, “Oh, fuck off! It’s a fucking Muslim ban!" 
  • Saturday morning, while Morgan was still in bed applying lotion to his burn, J.K. Rowling tweeted about how satisfying it was to see Morgan on the receiving end of Jeffries’ taunts. Read more. (2/11/17, 11:12 AM)

A federal judge on Saturday night put an emergency hold on President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel for tens of millions of people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The emergency stay on Trump’s controversial executive order comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Issued by Judge Ann M. Donnelly, the stay follows a day of heated debate and growing unrest across the U.S. over the Trump administration’s attempts to bar refugees, immigrants, and permanent residents from seven countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—under the auspices of protecting Americans against terrorism.

The stay puts a temporary hold on the executive order nationwide, likely allowing travelers stranded at airports in the U.S. and around the world to enter the U.S. and to halt deportations of those affected by the travel ban. It does not defeat the executive order entirely.

Thousands of protesters turned out to Brooklyn’s Camden Plaza to await the judge’s ruling.

*Thank You Judge Donnelly.*

theverge.com
Federal court halts Trump’s immigration ban
Step one in a long fight to come.
By Nilay Patel

“The federal court for the Eastern District of New York issued an emergency stay halting President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries tonight, following widespread protests at airports around the country.

The court ruled on a habeas corpus petition filed by the ACLU on behalf of Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, who were denied entry to the US upon landing at JFK airport in New York City and detained indefinitely by Customs and Border Patrol.

The court’s stay is temporary; it’s clear that the White House will argue to have it reinstated as soon as possible.”

The debate over the legality of President Trump’s Executive Order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States continues in the courts. In the meantime,  many refugees are uncertain about their futures and many Americans are uncertain about their nation’s reputation for welcoming immigrants from all walks of life.  

Tumblr and the International Refugee Assistance Project have convened refugees, advocates and policy experts to discuss the potential impact of such laws and policies and test the assumptions on which they are based.

Ibrahim, aka Sham Hasan was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. He served as a linguist and cultural adviser to the U.S. Army in Iraq. He arrived to the US through the Special Immigrant Visa program in 2014. Sham is a LGBTQ and refugee rights advocate.

Betsy Fisher is the Policy Director at the International Refugee Assistance Project at the Urban Justice Center. An attorney and passionate Michigan fan (go blue!), she advocates for refugees and for individuals at risk who worked for the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bader is an LGBT refugee who fled from his home country and, after a long journey, now lives in Lebanon. Bader is an LGBTIQ activist and a human rights supporter, and also has a blog where he writes and sings songs inspired by his experience. For reasons of security and privacy he is not using his real name or photograph.

Jen Smyers serves as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program, and has been with CWS for more than ten years.  A graduate of American University with a B.A. in Law and Society, B.A. in Public Communication, and Masters in Public Policy, Ms. Smyers has previously worked with Border Action Network in Tucson, Arizona and the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

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In widest-reaching decision yet, federal judge grants temporary block on Muslim travel ban

  • A U.S. District Court judge in Seattle has granted a temporary restraining order against Trump’s executive order blocking refugees and travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.
  • The Guardian reported that the block, effective nationwide, was issued by Seattle-based U.S. District Judge James Robart, who was acting in response to lawsuits brought by Washington state and Minnesota.
  • Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit Monday, calling Trump’s order “illegal.” Read more
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Kim Kardashian challenged Trump’s Muslim ban with cold, hard facts

  • When Kim Kardashian West comes for you, there will be no survivors.
  • In response to President Donald Trump’s imposed 90-day travel ban for seven Muslim-majority countries and 120-day suspension of refugee admissions, the reality star took to Twitter to post a tea-sipping subtweet on Saturday night.
  • The tweet, a screenshot of statistics culled mostly from government websites, implies that the threat of death by radical Islamic jihad for an American is markedly lower than the threat of, say, getting struck by lightning — or of being shot by another American. Read more.
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Twitter reacted swiftly to the news that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld an earlier ruling putting a stay on President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. The ruling pointed out that Department of Justice lawyers failed to prove “that any alien from any of the countries…has perpetrated a terrorist attack.”

And the internet went nuts.

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If you haven’t heard/read about Trumps Muslim Ban, please do so right away. Not only is this banning 130,000,000 people hailing from 7 major muslim countries (including my country Sudan) from entering the US as well as possibly even denying LEGAL US citizens with green cards access back into their OWN country, but also criminalizes muslims and normalizes the stereotypes so commonly attached to islam. #notmypresident #neverfuckingwillbe

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Hundreds protest Donald Trump’s Muslim ban outside JFK International Airport

  • Two Iraqi men with valid visas filed a lawsuit against Republican President Donald Trump’s administration after being denied entry to the U.S. at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Friday.
  • They argued that the president’s executive order preventing citizens of Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from coming into the U.S. for 90 days is illegal.
  • Amid reports of dozens of others including refugees and visa holders being detained at the airport, the New York Immigration Coalition asked for activists to stage a protest outside JFK Terminal 4 on Saturday morning. Read more.
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Despite the Trump administration’s latest contestation, the travel ban on people from majority Muslim nations is still illegal according to the latest ruling

The Trump administration requested a stay on Judge Robart’s block of the travel ban on Saturday night. Acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued against the temporary block claiming that Trump’s executive order is immune from judicial oversight. Buuuuut federal appeals court shut that down early on Sunday. Here’s what that means for Muslim travelers.

In cities around America, thousands of construction companies, restaurants, and other businesses are bracing for “A Day Without Immigrants,” a combination boycott/strike that highlights the contributions of immigrants to U.S. business and culture.

The movement is a response to President Trump’s immigration agenda, which includes a pledge to seal the U.S. border with Mexico, and a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries (which is now on hold).

Some businesses are closing for the day; others are staying open and pledging to contribute a share of the day’s proceeds to non-profits that aid Latino communities. In a number of cases, business owners are abiding by their staffs’ wishes, after holding votes to decide whether to open.

‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Promises A National Strike Thursday

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive action expected to halt — at least temporarily — the resettlement of refugees in the US, as well as issuing of visas for travelers from several Muslim-majority nations.

The move apparently ushers in his campaign promises of “extreme vetting” and barring some people from entering the US based on their religion.

The White House did not immediately release the exact text of what Trump signed. But details of the executive action are based on the reporting of multiple news organizations.

Trump said he is establishing “new vetting measures” to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the US. “We don’t want them here,” he added.

Continue reading.

westerners literally invading muslim majority countries and then complaining about refugees seeking asylum out of necessity and ‘invading’ the west is the epitome of entitilement 

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Immigrants respond to Trump’s executive orders by declaring #ImAlreadyHome on Twitter

  • In his first week, President Donald Trump signed one executive order laying the groundwork for his infamous pet project, a wall along the Mexican border, and another executive order turning America’s back on refugees, especially those from Muslim-majority countries. 
  • Trump also plans to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants and defund sanctuary cities.
  • While Trump has made it explicit that he’s ready to throw out the founding principles of America and say no to immigrants, immigrants have something to say back: #ImAlreadyHome. 
  • After Trump signed the executive order beginning the wall, the Huffington Post called for people to respond with stories of their families on social media. And they did. Read more.

Listen… The statement “not all Muslims are terrorists” is dumb and ugly. 1 because this implies a good majority of Muslims ARE terrorists and that there a few odd good ones. And 2 because terrorists are NOT Muslims. No matter what they claim. They do NOT follow Islam if they’re out there doing what they do. Thanks

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Tech companies are taking litigious action against Donald Trump’s immigration ban

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sat four seats away from Donald Trump in December after accepting the president-elect’s invitation to a technology roundtable.
  • Now, less than two months later, Bezos has publicly declared his support for a lawsuit filed against Trump and his administration.
  • The lawsuit, filed Monday, says that Trump’s executive order banning the entry of visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries to the United States will hurt both Washington state’s economy as well as its businesses.
  • Microsoft and Expedia, also based in Washington, are supporting the lawsuit as well.
  • But there’s more: Github, Google, Airbnb and Netflix are among a slew of other companies planning to meet on Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit against the immigration executive order, CNBC reports.
  • Why only take action against Trump now? The bottom line. Read more

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Breaking: Ninth Circuit upholds the stay on Trump’s travel ban

  • A nationwide stay of Trump’s travel ban was upheld Thursday by a panel of three federal judges, effectively blocking the enforcement of Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries as well as refugees from all over the world.
  • The stay does not mean Trump’s travel ban is unconstitutional. Instead, it simply prohibits the ban’s enforcement until the courts determine the legality of Trump’s executive order. Read more (2/9/17 6:30 PM)
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  • Judge Derrick K. Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, issued a freeze on President Donald Trump’s executive order before it froze visa issuance and suspended refugee acceptance from six Muslim-majority countries. Watson declared that “the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion.” 
  • In response, Trump supporters are spreading the hashtag #BoycottHawaii.
  • Of course, it backfired.