The ill-fated attempt by President Donald Trump to keep immigrants and refugees out of the U.S., in some cases indefinitely, met stiff resistance not only from concerned citizens, the Democratic Party, and even members of his own party, it was also greeted with skepticism by the federal courts.
Judges from New York and Boston, to Seattle and Los Angeles, effectively put the ban on hold by issuing injunctions against its enforcement while legal challenges to its constitutionality are heard by the courts.
As a result, individuals who were barred last week from entering the country are now able to travel to the U.S., as officials at Borders and Customs, as well as Homeland Security and TSA, announced they would not be enforcing Trump’s executive order given the intervention by the courts.
Trump was ill-tempered in his reaction. On Twitter he posted the following message: “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”
Poor Trump. He doesn’t understand how the U.S. Constitution works, with all those division of powers between the three branches of government, and the doctrine of checks-and-balances to make sure no single branch, whether Executive, Legislative or Judicial, can run riot over the others. Trump doesn’t understand this, and for that reason assumes that whatever executive orders he sings automatically become law. He just doesn’t get it. So sad!