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THE ACLU HAS BLOCKED TRUMP’S MUSLIM BAN.

The ACLU took Trump’s administration to court Saturday night and, after an hour of arguments, the judge granted a stay that IMMEDIATELY AND EFFECTIVELY BLOCKS TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER AND PROHIBITS CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS FROM BARRING OR DETAINING IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES AT AMERICAN AIRPORTS.

THIS STAY IS TEMPORARY AND ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE CURRENTLY DETAINED OR ON THEIR WAY TO AMERICAN AIRPORTS. IT DOES NOT BLOCK THE EXECUTIVE ORDER IN FUTURE CASES. It will be further deliberated. 

Protect and defend yourselves. Be prepared.

IF YOU ARE A PERMANENT RESIDENT FROM IRAN, IRAQ, LIBYA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, SYRIA, OR YEMEN :

NEVER SURRENDER YOUR GREENCARD OR LEGAL RESIDENCY PAPERS.

NEVER SIGN FORM 1-407. It is literally a form used to abandon your permanent legal resident status in the United States.

DO NOT LEAVE THE UNITED STATES. As you saw, these executive orders, bars, and detentions can happen in second with a stroke of a pen.

GET AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

IF YOU ARE A REFUGEE FROM IRAN, IRAQ, LIBYA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, SYRIA, OR YEMEN:

Regardless if you just arrived or if you have been here a while, REMEMBER

DO NOT LEAVE THE UNITED STATES.

NEVER SURRENDER ANY LEGAL OR PAPERWORK THAT PROVE YOUR LEGAL REFUGEE STATUS (I’m unfamiliar with any exact form names, so use discretion and do research).

GET AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  As you saw, these executive orders, bars, and detentions can happen in second with a stroke of a pen.

IF YOU ARE AN IMMIGRANT AND NATURALIZED CITIZEN FROM IRAN, IRAQ, LIBYA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, SYRIA, OR YEMEN:

You are not in any imminent threat as refugees or legal residents are BUT

RENEW YOUR PASSPORT.

REPLACE YOUR CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION IF YOU HAVE MISPLACED IT.

ORDER A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP IF YOU WERE NATURALIZED THROUGH YOUR PARENTS.

All these forms take time and money, so please do them ASAP. Certificates of naturalization and citizenship may take up to a year to be received SO RENEW YOUR PASSPORT AS IT’S THE FASTEST WAY TO PROVE CITIZENSHIP (about a 3 week wait to be received).

Good luck to everyone. He will not divide us. We will resist.

*PLEASE NOTE: I am not a lawyer or immigration professional. I am only a university student majoring in political science. My word is not the law. Please seek LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL help.

IRAQ. Basra governorate. January 16, 1987. Iranian soldiers wear gas masks near a canal in the Shalamcheh area, southeast of Basra, during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988). Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was accused of using mustard gas and the nerve agent taubun in his country’s war with neighbouring Iran as well as his 1987-88 crackdown on Iraq’s Kurdish minority.

Photograph: AP

Persian Gulf. May 17, 1987. A view of the guided missile frigate USS Stark listing to port after being hit by two Iraqi Exocet missiles within 30 seconds. 37 sailors were killed. Though exact details remain unclear, the Iraqi government at the time stated that the attack was in error, that the Iraqi pilot had thought the Stark was an Iranian tanker, and officially apologised to the United States. The incident took place two miles outside an exclusion zone enforced during the Iran-Iraq war.

Photograph: U.S. Department of Defense

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Iranian soldiers engage an Iraqi tank during the Iran-Iraq War.

Things in modern history we should’ve learned in school, but didn’t:

Things in modern history we should’ve learned, but didn’t:

  • The Troubles, a series of violent conflicts between the Irish and English over who would control Northern Ireland that lasted about 30 years.
  • The UK’s economic slump in 1980-1 that led to riots
  • Margaret Thatcher’s policies led to unemployment and a housing crisis that persists to this day
  • The Falklands War
  • The Iran-Iraq War
  • Canada’s separation from England in 1982
  • Kwangju Massacre in South Korea following an uprising over military leader Commander General Chun Doo-Hwan declaring martial law and seizing control of the country. An estimated 600 people died.
  • Indira Gandhi’s assassination following Operation Blue Star, which lead to damage to the most sacred Sikh shrine and deaths of innocents
  • The Chechen Wars
  • The Rwandan Genocide
  • The Oka Crisis between Canada and the Mohawk nation in 1990
  • Afghanistan falling under Taliban rule in 1996
  • The LA Riots over the acquittal of four police officers by an all-white jury in the Rodney King police brutality case
  • The Somali Civil War

Feel free to add more.