The President immediately fired off a tweet challenging the 9th District Court and promising a continued battle in the court system over his Executive Order.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
But, he wasn’t done there. Just this Friday morning, he launched another tweet criticizing the court’s decision and calling it absolutely disgraceful.
LAWFARE: "Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this (the) statute." A disgraceful decision!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2017
Previously, the President also called the decision of the U.S. Appeals Court a political decision.
And the President is right. This is a purely political decision. Because Congress has the ability to establish a uniform rule of naturalization and have ceded enforcement to the President and the Executive.
In fact, Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1924 that limited the number of immigrants allowed to enter the United States from any country to 2% of the people that were already living in the United States as of the 1890 census. This law banned immigration from countries in the Middle East and Asia as well as severely restricting immigration from African countries. It also restricted immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe specifically targeting Italians.
This law was in effect until the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 which abolished the quota system, but maintained per-country limits. However, it also allowed for visa preferences based on skills and family relationships.
President Trump cited this law in granting him the power to enforce his Executive Order.
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