Whenever radical leftists are in the process of “taking over” a national government, one thing they always do is open their borders and their prisons the way. This is exactly what Obama did: allow both immigrants and criminals alike free reign to create as much chaos and mayhem as they can in society.
This partially explains why liberals are so gung-ho about letting hordes of illegal aliens and refugees into this country at great peril to us all, and at huge taxpayer expense to working class Americans. They’ve been mentally preconditioned to be gullible and accepting of whatever the leftist leadership tells them.
So when the travel ban, signed by President Trump, was halted by the court’s legislate from the bench judges, all liberals were rejoicing, thinking that they have stopped the president’s chances of slowing down the infiltration of potential terrorists into our country. But Trump isn’t finished yet, he just blindsided all lefties by sending his case to the Supreme Court!
The Department of Justice filed a petition for a writ of certiorari just before midnight on Thursday, asking the Supreme Court of the United States to take up the hotly contested travel ban executive order blocked in the lower courts.
Should the Supreme Court accept the petition for Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Program, the nine justices, including the recently seated Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch, will consider overturning the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s injunction blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning most travel from six majority-Muslim countries. The case will be heard if four of the nine justices agree to take it up.
The 90-day temporary travel ban has now been through a revision and been the subject of several hearings at both the trial and appellate level. Most recently, an en banc panel of the Fourth Circuit ruled 10-3 to uphold the injunction. Thursday’s petition fulfills Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ promise immediately following that ruling to take the fight to the Supreme Court.
The government’s petition, written in the name of Acting Solicitor General Jeffery B. Wall, asks the Court to reverse on grounds brought up by the Fourth Circuit dissenters, that precedent prohibits courts from looking for evidence of “bad faith” outside the text of the order itself. It also goes further, asking the court to dismiss the First Amendment challenge to the ban out of hand based on the broad power of the president to exclude aliens outside the United States, to whom the First Amendment does not apply, from entering the country.
The petition quotes a 1950 Supreme Court case saying, “‘The exclusion of aliens is a fundamental act of sovereignty’ that lies in the ‘legislative power’ and also ‘is inherent in the executive power to control the foreign affairs of the nation.’ “
It is apparent that the political left is going to try to keep Trump tied up for the next four years, in order to prevent him from undoing the the last eight years of Obama’s administration.
The leftists will throw as many roadblocks in Trump’s path as it takes to keep him from achieving any of his stated campaign promises, but Trump is a fighter and he will take them to the mat!