Executive Order 13.780 – Muslim Ban light
Yesterday the new executive order, signed by Trump March 6, replaced the executive order 13.769. It contains just minor changes:
- 120-Day-Rule stays active
- reduces the number of refugees to be admitted into the USA to 50.000
- entry ban for citizens from Iran, Lybia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Somalia
- new security concepts for airports
It is basically the same order like the last Muslim ban in order to pass the court this time, which not really worked:
On March 7, one day after Trump signed the order, Hawaii brought up a civil action challenging this new Muslim ban and finally on March 15 United States District Judge Derrick Watson caused a temporary restraining order. This action prevented the order to go into effect. He questioned the neutrality to religion of this order:
The notion that one can demonstrate animus [ill-will] toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed. […] It is a discriminatory purpose that matters, no matter how inefficient the execution. Equally flawed is the notion that the Executive Order cannot be found to have targeted Islam because it applies to all individuals in the six referenced countries. It is undisputed, using the primary source upon which the Government itself relies, that these six countries have overwhelmingly Muslim populations that range from 90.7% to 99.8%. – Derrick Watson. ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER.
It seems like Trump is ignoring law and humanity just to make his point. Normally the people is complaining because the political establishment can`t fulfill its promise from the campaigns, but Trump is different – he is going through his list of utopic and insane ideas regardless if they are legal or not. But so far the judicative is preventing the worst.
Picture of the Week
Today Trump and Merkel are meeting in Washington to discuss their political strategies in order to find out if there is a possibility to keep the close relationship between USA and Germany.
But the real Question of this meeting is: “Protectionism or Globalisation?”
Executive Orders and other Legislation
Yesterday machine-gun-Trump released the next executive order:
This order is intended to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch by directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director) to propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies (as defined in section 551(1) of title 5, United States Code), components of agencies, and agency programs. whitehouse.gov
As we know Trump this vague formulation could lead to big trouble, so heads up what is following.
Question of the Week
Will Trump´s protectionism last?
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