United States President Donald Trump has issued a series of criticism against the Judge who temporarily stopped the implementation of the immigrants ban. Mr. Trump said that “if something happens” then the entire blame will be on “the so-called judge.”
The federal judge issued a ruling on Friday, putting to halt the ban that impacted immigrants from 7 Muslim dominated countries.
The countries affected by the ban – which Trump administration insists is not really a “ban” – are Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran, Iraq and Somalia. These can now freely come to the U.S. under the previous guidelines until the hearing of the case.
Two U.S. states, Washington and Minnesota, had challenged the ban to which both the states and the justice department were asked to present additional argument.
The states have so far explained that if the ban remains in effect, it would lead to chaos and negatively impact the country’s economies.
They also supported their submission with statements from national security experts – aided by former secretaries of state John Kerry and Madeleine Albright, and former CIA director Leon Panetta – who have termed the ban to be an ineffective step that is not only dangerous but also counterproductive.
Judge James Robart, who placed a halt on the ban, was furiously attacked by Mr. Trump on Twitter.
Through a series of tweets on the social platform, Trump said that in the event of a catastrophic attack, the judge would be to blame.
“I have instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY. The courts are making the job very difficult!” read one tweet.
In an almost immediate second tweet, Mr. Trump said that it defeats logic for a judge to place the country in such grave danger. “if something happens blame him and the court system” he said adding that there is an influx of people.
Prior to these, the President had termed judge Robart as a “so-called judge” referring to his ruling to be “ridiculous.”
The Ruling Explained
The Friday court ruling is a temporal restraint on a section of the executive orders as sufficient time is sought for the two states to come up with a strong legal challenge.
According to Minnesota and Washington, the ban is unconstitutional that prevents people with valid documentation from coming through to America.
Immediately after coming into enforcement, confusion was witnessed all over at U.S. and foreign airports.
Opinion polls have indicated a sharp public disagreement over the travel ban.