On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769 “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”
According to the White House website, the order barred entry into the country from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. The ban also prevented entry from refugees for 120 days and Syrian refugees indefinitely.
In his Feb. 3 weekly address, Trump said, “The executive order establishes a process to develop new vetting and mechanisms to ensure those coming into America love and support our people. That they have good intentions.”
Green card holders, students and professors were among the individuals detained and the families separated in accordance with the order, NBC reports. The order caused countless protests nationwide, including two days of demonstrations at the DFW International Airport.
According to Fox, U.S. District Court Senior Judge James L. Robart deemed the order unconstitutional and put a temporary restraining order on the ban in a Seattle hearing on Fri., Feb. 3.
Trump fired back on Twitter the morning of Sat., Feb. 4: “The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart. Bad people are very happy!” and “Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know if certain people are allowed in it’s death & destruction!” Trump tweeted. On Sun., Feb. 5, Trump’s tweets against Robart continued: “Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!”
In other news, Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court, according to his weekly address. The president has also signed off on a number of executive orders. Trump signed Executive Order 13766 “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects” on Jan. 24, as well as Executive Order 13767 “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and Executive Order 13768 “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” on Jan. 25. Executive Order 13770 “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees” was signed on Jan. 28, and Executive Order 13771 “Reducing Regulation and controlling Regulatory Costs” was signed on Jan. 30.