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   The notice posted today - the ban is official and it affects more than expected:  

 

    "Upon request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and pursuant to ... hereby provisionally revoke all VALID nonimmigrant and immigrant visas of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, SomaliaSudan, Syria, and Yemen, subject to the exceptions discussed below."

 

     That implies / says that anyone in the US on a VALID Visa from 7 nations are now being hunted and deported.  

 

      Bannon has spoken.   

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The GOP senators who spoke up against Trump’s ban are all talk

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The GOP senators who spoke up against Trump’s ban are all talk

 

If the 230-year American democratic experiment unravels — no longer an unthinkable possibility — the postmortem should focus on what happened in the Senate this week.

 

The majority Republicans could have put the brakes on President Trump and forced the rewriting of his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. They chose not to.

 

The sloppily executed travel ban, produced under the auspices of attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, has been blocked in part by federal judges, while the acting attorney general, doubting the order’s legality, said she would not defend it. Trump aides reacted with conflicting signals of whether they would honor the court orders and by firing the acting attorney general — Trump’s own version of Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre, after just 10 days on the job.

 

Many Republican lawmakers voiced their objections. But given a chance to do something about the offending order, they demurred.

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee met Tuesday morning to vote on the Sessions nomination — a perfect leverage point to force Trump to revise or withdraw the order. Not one of the Republicans made a peep.

 

One of those on the panel, Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), had called the order “unacceptable” as written.

 

But Flake said nothing of that Tuesday morning in his brief statement calling Sessions “a good man.”

 

Another on the panel, Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), had said in a joint statement with John McCain (R-Ariz.) that the “order was not properly vetted” and that “we should not turn our backs” on blameless refugees, mostly women and children, who “suffered unspeakable horrors.”

 

But on Tuesday, Graham “enthusiastically” saluted the man behind the order.

 

Also on the committee: Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who called the order “too broad” and cautioned that it could help terrorist recruiters.

 

Sasse didn’t speak at Tuesday’s meeting.

 

It’s commendable that many Republicans have spoken out against Trump’s travel ban. But the disconnect between what they say and what they do was particularly pronounced Tuesday morning.

 

more at:  History will record that Republicans had a chance to rein in Trump. They declined.


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