“San Diego Union Tribune” : San Diego to fight Trump’s refugee travel ban
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San Diego was approached by the city of Chicago to join an amicus curiae brief in support of the State of Washington v. Trump-news.blogspot.com/”>Donald J. Trump, et al, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott announced after the court ruling.
San Diego, being on the border with Mexico and with a large immigrant population, is in a potentially precarious position with the Trump administration.
The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to join the legal battle against President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
Among those who spoke publicly for joining the brief was Taha Hassane, imam of the Islamic Center of San Diego.
The Trump administration may decide not to appeal the court ruling that has put his executive order on hold.
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17 universities file legal challenge to Trump’s travel ban
That’s not all: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, Duke University, Emory University,Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Stanford University and Vanderbilt University joined in too.
More than a dozen universities voiced opposition to President Trump’s controversial travel ban in a legal document.
By the way, an amicus brief — or “friend of the court” brief — is a legal document filed by interested parties who aren’t directly involved in an active litigation.
There are also murmurs of the Trump administration drafting a completely new executive order along similar lines.
On February 9, an appeals court refused to reinstate the travel order after the Trump administration challenged a Seattle court’s national temporary halt on the executive order.
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Fox News Poll: Sharp division along political lines on Trump’s travel ban
Meanwhile, by a 42-33 percent margin, voters think the travel ban makes the United States safer rather than less safe.
Even so, more disapprove (52 percent) than approve (46 percent) of the temporary travel ban.
Trump-news.blogspot.com/”>Donald Trump voters are more likely to say the ban makes the country safer by an 81-point margin (84-3 percent), and fully 92 percent of them approve of the overall travel ban.
The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.
The poll finds that 58 percent think the military is “stretched too thin,” and a 45-percent plurality feels it is underfunded.