Trump's Travel Ban and NSC Shakeup
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined
- Feb 1, 2017
- 22:14 mins
Guest: Ryan Vogel, J.D., Professor and Founding Director of the Center for National Security Studies, Utah Valley University It’s been a dramatic 24 hours for the US Justice Department, stemming from President Trump’s order temporarily banning all refugees from entering the US, as well as citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The order also bans Syrian refugees from resettling in the US indefinitely. Late Monday, Acting Attorney General Sally Yates ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend President Trump’s immigration order because she wasn’t convinced it was legal. President Trump swiftly fired her and calling her “an Obama Administration appointee, who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.” A new acting Attorney General who will defend Trump’s order was sworn in around 9 p.m. Monday. Then today, a committee of senators was supposed to vote on Trump’s nominee for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but Democrats delayed that citing concern that Sessions wouldn’t stand up to Trump if he thought the president were doing something illegal. Meanwhile, Trump’s order, officially titled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” continues to draw protests and praise.