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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Muslim Ban: Did Trump Really Win?



Feeling Rebloggy

On Monday, the US Supreme Court partially revived President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments in October and allowing the administration to suspend travel for some foreign nationals and refugees until it decides the case. Trump immediately took to Twitter to declare triumph, but many travellers he hoped to ban can still enter the US, claiming their own victory.   

And the Court has not reached the merits of the case ...[The Court only made a decision on the Emergency Application]

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump Muslim ban case [later in the year.] Until the Court issues its final decision, the ban "may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States". That connection would allow those with familial ties and students and employees to enter....

Trump claimed the travel ban was a temporary pause necessary to allow his administration time to review its internal procedures and develop "extreme vetting" protocols without the burden of processing ongoing travel applications. But Trump's national security urgency is belied by his administration's delays in developing the safeguards whose absence it claims imperils the country and justifies the ban.
Aljazeera.com



White Supremacy got a 1/2 to 3/4 point win yesterday. Or maybe they scored a full point. It depends on how badly the partial decision is implemented.

The Emergency Application of the MUSLIM BAN will likely take effect on June 29th.  It seems the most clear effect will be that refugees will not be allowed into the country temporarily. How the people who enforce our borders interpret and enforce keeping out those that don't have a "bonafide relationship" to the United States remains to be seen.

Sounds messy, as usual. And I think it's rather ironic that refugees are being blocked as the United States is threatening to create more refugees in Syria.  



Apparently, there's some sort of wind up toward another gas attack like the one in April. Trump is threatening to respond. If he bombs another airport and misses the runway again, there COULD be more people in Syria trying to get out....a.k.a. more refugees.  
It takes a lot of damn nerve to have created ISIS (by bombing Iraq) then refuse to help mop up the outcome by taking in refugees.
I'm not sure how much of a protest there will be in response to MUSLIM BAN this time. The big companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook....they all got what they wanted. The people they wanted to be able to move freely in and out of the country are safe. 

We're about to see how many people care about ethnoracism now that the money-folk may be mostly out of the debate.

There may not be much of a protest come June 29th. But, I'm glad I'm not going to be in an airport within the next week.