(NationalSentinel) A simple reading of a simple law giving presidents the authority to issue executive orders regarding who can and cannot come into the United States, for national security reasons, has now become a political issue, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.
Answering questions about a 9th Circuit federal judge who last week blocked his executive order banning, for 90 days, travel into the U.S. from seven countriesÂ infested with terrorist organizations, Trump was criticalÂ of a process he says is overly politicized.
Addressing a conference of police chiefs, Mr Trump told the crowd he had listened to Tuesday’s hearing with dismay.
“I won’t say the court was biased. But so political,” he said.
Trump read at length from a document that the paper did not describe, but it could have been the statute that has given every president before him since 1952Â the very same authority he is attempting to use now.Â Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: â€œWhenever the President finds that the entry ofÂ any aliens or of anyÂ class of aliensÂ into the United StatesÂ would be detrimental to theÂ interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for suchÂ period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens orÂ any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on theÂ entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.â€
That’s pretty cut-and-dried. And for the record, Obama used the statute several times to issue travel bans to, as the mainstream media now describes them, “Muslim-majority countries” (in a blatant attempt to make it seem as thoughÂ Trump’sÂ orderÂ is “racist” and religion-oriented).
“It’s so sad when you read something so perfectly written and so clear to anybody. I watched last night in amazement and I heard things I couldn’t believe,” Trump said.
“I don’t ever want to call a court biased so I won’t call it biased, and we haven’t had a decision yet, but courts seem to be so political. But it would be so great for our sysem if they could read something and do what’s right,” he added.
Yes, wouldn’t it be?