Homeland Security Ignores Judge, Continues Enforcing Trump's Travel Ban

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Following a tumultuous night, in which late on Saturday evening a Brooklyn Federal Judge issued a partial ban on Trump's immigration order, on Sunday morning the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement saying it planned on continuing to “enforce all of the president’s executive orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people.” The DHS said the court order would not affect the overall implementation of the White House order and the court order affected a small number of travelers who were inconvenienced by security procedures upon their return, Fox News first reported.

“The president’s executive orders remain in place—prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety,” the statement said.

However, the DHS also added it would "comply with judicial orders" not to deport detained travelers affected by President Donald Trump's order.

In a separate report from the NY Post, the ACLU was said to be getting “multiple reports” that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump — and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge’s demand that travelers from seven Muslim countries not be deported from the nation’s airports.

“The court’s order could not be clearer… they need to comply with the order,” Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants Rights project, told The Post late Saturday. “It’s enough to be a serious concern,” Jadwat said of the reports.

Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to the White House, said, "Nothing in the Brooklyn judge's order in anyway impedes or prevents the implementation of the president's executive order which remains in full, complete and total effect."

As reported before, just before 9pm on Saturday, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in New York issued an emergency order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban, saying travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated. The stay was ordered after lawyers for the ACLU filed a court petition on behalf of people from seven predominantly Muslim nations who were detained at airports across the country as the ban took effect.

Homeland Security said the order affects a small amount of people traveling internationally. The DHS said the order was the “first step towards reestablishing control over America's borders and national security.”

Prior to the ruling, Trump’s travel ban sparked protests around the country at several international airports. Demonstrators ranged from a few dozen people to thousands. Protests are scheduled to continue on Sunday at least seven cities: Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington and Chicago, mostly at airports.

Under Trump's order, it had appeared that an unknown number of foreign-born U.S. residents now traveling outside the U.S. could be stuck overseas for at least 90 days even though they held permanent residency "green cards" or other visas.  

However, an official with the DHS said Saturday night that no green-card holders from the seven countries cited in Trump's order had been prevented from entering the U.S. Trump also billed his sweeping executive order as a necessary step to stop "radical Islamic terrorists" from coming to the U.S. It included a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen and a 120-day suspension of the U.S. refugee program. 

Early on Sunday, Trump in his first official statement since the Brooklyn Court ruling stayed his ground and tweeted that "our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world - a horrible mess!

The DHS said in the statement that they “will faithfully execute the immigration laws, and we will treat all of those we encounter humanely and with professionalism.” They also added that they plan to ensure the safety of the American people by making sure those entering the U.S. pose no threat.

The full DHS statement is below:

Department Of Homeland Security Response To Recent Litigation


The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people. President Trump’s Executive Orders remain in place—prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety. President Trump’s Executive Order affects a minor portion of international travelers, and is a first step towards reestablishing control over America's borders and national security.


Approximately 80 million international travelers enter the United States every year. Yesterday, less than one percent of the more than 325,000 international air travelers who arrive every day were inconvenienced while enhanced security measures were implemented. These individuals went through enhanced security screenings and are being processed for entry to the United States, consistent with our immigration laws and judicial orders.


The Department of Homeland Security will faithfully execute the immigration laws, and we will treat all of those we encounter humanely and with professionalism. No foreign national in a foreign land, without ties to the United States, has any unfettered right to demand entry into the United States or to demand immigration benefits in the United States. 


The Department of Homeland Security will comply with judicial orders; faithfully enforce our immigration laws, and implement President Trump’s Executive Orders to ensure that those entering the United States do not pose a threat to our country or the American people.

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

If you listened to some MSM outlets, it sounded like we were shooting people from these seven countries as they stepped off the plane. The AP kept hammering away in 'defense' of this poor Syrian family whose dreams were crushed by Trump.

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FreezeThese (not verified) Cognitive Dissonance Jan 29, 2017 9:31 AM

None of the terrorist attacks here were done by people from those seven countries you racist Bannon sniffing shmucks ... why not Saudi Arabia where Donna has businesses?

The power of the people is stronger than that of the people in power.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I'm not debating the merits of Trump's executive order. I'm discussing the hysterical MSM response.

BaBaBouy's picture

Immune ~ Too Much Dineros $$$ In House Of Saud...

Money Talks...Bullshit Walks...

ne-tiger's picture

It's just bull for rednecks, Saudi is THE terrorist motherland.

cossack55's picture

Had Iran used a few billion $ for US weapons purchases they would now be Most Favored Nation status

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) cossack55 Jan 29, 2017 10:11 AM

Obama must be rolling over in his grave...opps... I mean his bed. LOL

But it is nice not to hear from that simeball anymore.

Manthong's picture

Clearly, this rogue Obama appointed judge needs to be removed, detained and put in solitary for her own safety and the safety of the American people.

Boy, would that light up the nut jobs.


Did she make it down to the militant pussy march last week?

..and how nasty is she?


Geez.. that pallet load of popcorn should have lasted a month, it was gone in a week.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

It will only get worse as the weather gets warmer.

Soros and the other billionaires will have legions of useful idiots throwing themselves at us like zombies.

Their assets should be seized immediately.

Keyser's picture

I have the sneaking suspicion that Soros is going to wind up in a Russian Gulag somewhere in Siberia, never to be heard from again... 

Manthong's picture

“I have the sneaking suspicion that Soros is going to wind up in a Russian Gulag somewhere in Siberia, never to be heard from again...”

..from your keyboard to God’s eyes.

And, if Obama can ignore the Constitution of the United States of America, DHS can ignore a punk-ass Obama judge.



espirit's picture

Know Thy Enemy...

Islamic Terrorists,

Libtard Terrorists,

Media Terrorists,

Financial Terrorists...


A Nation divided, and we must fight for the right to be free.

libraryrat's picture

They need to use the same "medicine"on him that they used on Scalia......

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northern vigor's picture

Cut the snake's head off. Get rid of Soros...get rid of 90% of the problems.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) The Saint Jan 29, 2017 11:57 AM

Trump trolling liberal media on visa ban.

President Trump is carrying out an executive action in support of the US Customs and Border Protection Act of 2015, which relates to “the Visa Waiver Program and Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015“.   President Trump did not select seven countries – the US Congress and Obama’s Department of Homeland Security had singled out these countries.

Nowhere in President Trump’s executive order does he single out any country for VISA suspension.  Instead what his XO does is say he’s suspending visa approvals from countries already outlined by the Obama administration as representing a specific threat such that they were categorized for extreme visa vetting by:  8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12)


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HRH Feant (not verified) Chris Dakota Jan 29, 2017 12:28 PM

Trump knew this in advance of the EO and was waiting to see which news organization told the truth, and, it was Infowars! Go Trump go!

Libertarian777's picture

learn some history...


Iran paid billions to the US for weapons during the time of the Shah. Not all were delivered (they did get 80+ F-14 Tomcats).

Remember the hundreds in millions in cash dropped off by pallet last year to Iran? In spite of the hysteria around it, it was actually Iran's money we were returning since we did not provide the weapons they bought from us.

Our problem with Iran is threefold:

1. they don't tow our line (they overthrew our installed dictator...how dare they!)

2. they are friends with Russia

3. they are enemies of Saudi Arabia and fund Hezbollah in Palestine (against our other ally Israel).


I don't think we should be allies with Saud or Israel and 3 would disappear. 2. will disappear once McStain and the other neocons are removed. 1. will be the hardest to remove because we still believe we should be exporting 'democracy' through installing dictatorships.

chunga's picture

Adding Saudi Arabia to the list would be good. Another good thing would be explaining, in no uncertain terms, that there will be consequences for countries that continue to allow passengers who are subject to this action to board planes bound for US destinations.

HelloSpencer's picture

'There will be consequences'. Like what? You will bomb even more countries? You will im pose penalties/sanctions? What will the US do? The US is losing on all fronts.

The one good thing about Trump is that he will accelerate the inevitable reset as opposed to Killary who would have given us more of the same shit.

chunga's picture

No, bombing seems a little too strong. Maybe something like insist the countries who deliberately defy the travel ban can have their planes back after they return these particular passengers to wherever they came from.

MalteseFalcon's picture

The exclusion list is about immigration, not terrorism.

Saudi Arabia and the gulf states were left off the exclusion list, so that the exclusion could not be interpreted by American courts as a direct attack a religion.

Since there is almost no immigration from Saudi Arabia and the gulf states, not excluding them has no effect on immigration.

If you think that 911 was all about 19 Saudi Arabians, I suggest you review the facts surrounding 911.


divingengineer's picture

Yes terrorism is a completely different cat to skin.
In good time.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) chunga Jan 29, 2017 12:00 PM

Airline will pay by sending them back.


CheapBastard's picture

I used to live down the street from a border patrol policeman and he said they were furious at Obama's failure to enforce the law. They had to stand idle while thousands flooded across the border.


My guess is these customs police are ready to freaking enforce the law and protect American no matter some wacko fed judge says.

bamawatson's picture



Why would the text of President Trump’s Executive Order suspending travel visas be readily available on CNN (HERE), New York Times (HERE), Wall Street Journal (HERE),  but not on White House page (HERE)?

I don’t think it’s accidental.  The limiting Visa program was President Obama’s action, not President Trump.



BlindMonkey's picture

Trump is running rings around the opposition.  They keep yelling "drats!  foiled again!" like a Scooby cartoon villian.  


Using Barry the clown's own ruling is a masterstroke.

MalteseFalcon's picture

"A long journey begins with the first step."

We're on the road to stopping immigration completely.

Cool your jets, grasshopper.

HelloSpencer's picture

Stopping immigration completely would probably be the biggest mistake the US could make.

By far the single biggest factor in why the US is so advanced and powerful is the substantial brain influx from the rest of the world. The US have been attracting extremely talented people from all over the world. If that stops who will take over? The US educational system is so obscenely bad that a big percentage of highschool graduates is effectively uneduacted. That is the unfortunate state of things.

NoPension's picture

Mexican and dothead brain trust. Right.

BlindMonkey's picture

I know Jose my leafblower man would agree with you.  




zombiefarmer's picture

They are filling our countries with inbred low I.Q savages to replace us, not with intelligent educated people that can benefit us.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Perhaps the core value of America is assimilation. 

America turns the world's riff-raff into exceptional Americans by imbuing them with American beliefs.

It is also traditionally a Darwinian process.

If you can't cut it, you're out of here.

It is easier to assimilate westerners because they come pre-loaded with many American beliefs.

Ditto for the talented, because they can survive the Darwinian aspect of the process.

Third worlders with socialist beliefs, non-English speaking and non-Christian are the hardest to assimilate.

Unfortunately, since the immigration law of 1965, America has been inundated with immigration from the third world.

The volume of immigrants is too high and their quality too low.

Worse, the welfare state was also set up in 1965.

It's purpose was to correct an age old American mistake of not assimilating Blacks into America.

And it worked as well as it could vis-a-vis Black America.

Be happy with the current level of assimilation of Blacks, because that's it.

The welfare state should have been phased out 25 years ago, but the Democratic party fought for its existence, because of the political advantage it bestowed on them. 

The Republicans, correctly labeled as RINOs, were negligent in not insisting on the phase out.

The welfare state has eliminated the absolutely necessary Darwinian aspect of the American immigrant experience.

The assimilation machine has broken.

After the immigration surge from 1890 to 1920, America rightly realized that a pause in immigration was necessary to preserve America's character i.e. America's exceptionalism.

Immigration was frozen until 1965.

And America's elite dodged a bullet, because the depression and WWII would have unfolded quite differently had that pause not been undertaken.

Something to keep in mind for the tumultuous days ahead.

America is a large country, and everything we need is contained within it, including brains. 

The reorganization of the US education system is long overdue.

We must abandon some of the onerous egalitarian aspects of American education system.

There is a belief rooted in 1930s socialism that all students should be treated the same

Students with high intelligence and creativity must be located and nurtured.

Amazingly, America does this with athletes, but not with the intelligent.

Public universities must be a "safe space" for them.

Public universities should teach liberal arts and STEM topics, exclusively

Vocational training such as education majors, nursing, business, etc., should be moved to  two year institutions.

Political training such as gender studies, racial studies and "queer" studies should be removed altogether.

Let private schools pick up these topics.

At all levels of schooling, American history and America values must be taught.

To the extent that additional training is needed, corporations will have to partner with training institutions and provide the necessary incentives.

If a corporation cannot manage its human resources, its most basic function, it deserves to die off.

Time to shut off immigration and fix America.

bluez's picture

In America, the elites do not want smart people who can think for themselves.

They want obedient workers.

And compulsive consumers.

Why do you think they put fluoride in the water? (95% of Hillary voters live in fluoridated water areas.)

ShortCommonSense's picture

I didn't think it was possible to agree with the entirety of a list that size in an internet comment.

I'm want to put that on a website to which I can refer people when they ask me these kinds of questions.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Use it as you see fit.

Please, credit ZH.

Scuba Steve's picture

nice meme.

Good sheep, huh?


ed31337's picture

There will always be exceptions for exceptionally talented people.

Answer me this: why would anybody bother to study and slave away at building themselves up to posess such exceptional talents that gains entry into the US if the US simply allows anyone to enter our country? And how likely would such a person make it into the country when they have to wait forever in pools of unexceptional people also applying for entry?

By clearing the chaff,  the path for bright, exceptional people to get first in line to enter the US is ensured.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Why would any American invest years to learn difficult STEM subjects and commit to a STEM career, if there was a good chance his company would use a government visa program to import a less experienced, cheaper foreigner?

And then require the American to train his replacement?

This is the story of the high tech rout after 2000.

It has occurred in countless other situations since.

The lives of highly trained Americans were destroyed without so much as a mention in the legacy media.

The phrase "we need highly talented foreigners" is a subterfuge.

It is all about cheap labor and keeping the "unwashed" off balance.

Let me propose an alternative.

Train and employ American labor or pack up your management teams and their families and get the fuck out of America.

The "unwashed" also staff the American military which protects America and your ass.

Why should "the unwashed" serve in the military, if their own families will not be protected?

Dirtnapper's picture

I thought Obama was Kenyan and not Saudi?

Scuba Steve's picture

Saudi has a checkbook, Kenya chuckin spears and running marathons.

lucitanian's picture

US was and is the home base of global terrorism. 9-11 was an inside job and Israel and the Saudis helped. This whole thing is appealing to the most ignorant and hateful people in your country. Your government was funding Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria, and probably still is today. Your President's order has no effect on threats from abroad, but it certainly has made the world realizing exactly what kind of stupidity we can expect from this Trump regime.

I have no interest or intention to go to the US, but I too am banned from your shores. Born of a Scottish father, German mother in Iraq when it was a kingdom and British protectorate. I left Iraq when I was 6 years old. Now can someone tell me how banning me protects you country or banning any other person who has perfectly legitimate reasons to visit family, do business, or tourism, and has either a visa or under existing agreements a right of entry without visa as I do with a British citizen passport.

I've read here the generalization of hatred of Muslims and Arab countries and am appalled at the xenophobia not only towards the Muslims, and the countries banned and not banned but even towards the countries and their administrations that fulfill their humanitarian obligations to the refugees created in the world by your country's sponsorship of terrorism.

This has nothing to do with being a supporter of Democrat or Republican.. You fools should already know that its a fake coin with both side the same, otherwise why would you be given a choice between a lying criminal who wants to start WWIII, Hillery or the grandson of a brothel keeper who turns your country into a "reality show" while just supporting the same bankers, generals, and NWO Zionists as the last lot and the one before did, Trump. That's what happens when you put your brain in park, abandon critical thinking, and stop respecting your own country's laws and treaties, which is what this executive order does. Now your HLS is defying court orders. What's left to protect you sheeple.

Make America Great Again. Your joking! Not only will the US become more irrelevant than it already has made itself, it's turning into a pariah and will soon be worse than the worst third world states; an economic and social basket case in the making. Good luck with that.

Build a wall sure, go ahead but keep your shit behind it please, pack up your NATO expansion, your destabilization in the ME, your 1000 plus bases overseas, your funding and weaponizing of "moderate" terrorist in Syria, your financing of the Zionist apartheid state, etc... Get the hell behind your wall and stay there with your own, ignorance, racism, and xenophobia.

libraryrat's picture

The short answer is that you need to stop getting your info from NYT!  You are NOT banned. 

Technically, only Syrians are "banned", and only because their visas are indefinitely suspended.  This action by Trump/Obama is for 90 days. 

At best your Cro-Magnan brain (you said you were Scottish/German, rite?) could claim would be to be "banned" for the next 90 days.  Then you can apply, get your visa, and strut right through those golden gates! (NOT McDonalds!)

So.....  Less WaPo and more Zero for you.

Tejano's picture

Always has been, always will be...until it's not. When John Kelly crossed himself after being sworn in by Mike Pence, I said to myself, "Oh, yeah. Like the old Crusaders!"

Let's hope so.

groaner's picture
groaner (not verified) BaBaBouy Jan 29, 2017 10:22 AM

MIGRATION IS THE KEY FOR THE GLOBALISTS TO de nationalize us!. Its not because there are so called terrorists, its destroying peoples culture and national rulership so they all meld together and then they can takeover the world,, communisn..

Watch this



The UN is called the 8th King in Bible..REV 13.. read it.. the Image of the Wild beast.

Nobodys Home's picture

Can't wait to see my great great little brown grandson. /s

Dirtnapper's picture

Because those are (except the for the number one terrorist supporting country, Iran) failed states with zero viable background data on individuals.