Immigration law does not allow a President to strip a visa from a legal immigrant upon a whim. Immigration law sets out a set of actions on the part of a visa holder that can result in loss of a visa, from being arrested for a crime to being tagged as part of a terrorist group by the FBI. Merely being Muslim is not one of them.
In short, God-Emperor Trump has no right under the law to simply strip a visa from a legal immigrant who is in full compliance with all visa requirements, and stripping or granting a visa based upon religion literally violates a thousand laws passed by Congress over the past 50 years as well as violates the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. Yet he has ordered thousands of people to have their valid visas seized at the border based upon their religion and basically said to everybody saying, “that’s illegal”, “I’m the President and if the President does it, it’s not illegal.”
This is not the action of a President. This is the action of a dictator who believes he is above the law and above the Constitution. And CBP jumped right on it when it came to enforcing this illegal order. No bureaucratic delays, no nothing, just eager, gleeful enforcement of a blatantly illegal order.
This is dangerous. This could possibly be disastrously dangerous. A President hasn’t so blatantly violated the Constitution since Andrew Jackson told the Supreme Court, “you have issued your order, now enforce it.” when they said he couldn’t remove the Cherokee to Oklahoma under the Constitution. I will discuss this further in my next post.
– Badtux the Totalitarian-smellin’ Penguin
Update: The lawsuits have been filed. The question is whether God-Emperor Trump will obey the orders of the courts when said orders are served. We shall see.