The Muslim Ban: America Loses Its Mind.


#1146


#1147

We are on a serious slippery slope toward a fascist state.


#1148

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#1149

Some would say you’ve been on that path for the last 16 years at least.
Course, it might have accelerated.


#1150

This is just a random aside but honestly the Clock Tower hotel looks like it was built so close to the Masjid al-Haram that if it fell it would take it out. It’s so crazy, the gaudiest union of money and religion imaginable. And with a giant clock? So weird.


#1151

It was a 6-3 decision. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?


#1152

So why did Trump say it was 9-0?


#1153

Because he is completely divorced from reality? That press release alone should be cause to invoke the 25th amendment.

I legitimately fear for the safety of our planet while this man remains in office.


#1154

Was 9-0 to take the case and remove the injunctions, but with some limitations on the ban. Was 6-3 to put the ban in place without any limitations.


#1155

The Pentagon is considering a plan to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 foreign-born recruits without legal immigration status, knowingly exposing them to deportation, a Defense Department memo shows.

The undated action memo, prepared for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis by personnel and intelligence officials at the Pentagon and obtained by The Washington Post, describes potential security threats of immigrants recruited in a program designed to award fast-tracked citizenship in exchange for urgently needed medical and language skills.

Additionally, 4,100 troops — most of whom are naturalized citizens — may face “enhanced screening,” though the Pentagon voiced concern on how to navigate “significant legal constraints” of “continuous monitoring” of citizens without cause, according to the memo.

Officials have assigned threat level tiers to the nearly 10,000 Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program recruits, both in the service and waiting to serve, based on characteristics like proximity to classified information or how thoroughly they have been vetted.


#1156

Here’s some details of what happens tonight:

[quote]
The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.

The new guidelines sent to U.S. embassies and consulates on Wednesday say that applicants from the six countries must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the U.S.

This is according to a State Department cable obtained by the Associated Press.

Grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-laws and sisters-in-law, fiancees or other extended family members are not considered to be close relationships.[/quote]


#1157

So “bonafide relationship” means immediate family? That’s an interesting interpretation.


#1158

Hawaii’s emergency motion: PDF, text


#1159

I blame the court for not being more explicit, not that it matters.

What can be done, with the court in recess?


#1160

Lots of ICE fuckery.

-Tom


#1161

Well, yes. What I meant was, what can be done to prevent that with the court in recess.


#1162

A gaggle of liberal clinched fists, maybe?!


#1163

Forbes: Denied: Afghanistan’s All-Girl Robotics Team Can’t Get Visas To The US

They’ve been rejected for a one-week travel visa to escort their robot to the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge – an international robotics competition happening in Washington DC in mid-July.

The all-girl team representing Afghanistan hails from Herat, a city of half a million people in the western part of the country. To interview for their visas, the girls risked a 500 mile trek cross-country to the American embassy in Kabul – the site of several recent suicide attacks and one deadly truck bomb in early June that killed at least 90 people. Despite the recent violence, the teenagers braved the trip to the country’s capital not once, but twice, hoping a second round of interviews might help secure their 7-day visas after the team was rejected on its first try. But no luck.

Roya Mahboob, who founded Citadel software company in Afghanistan, and was the country’s first female tech CEO, brought the group of girls together for the project.

“It’s a very important message for our people” Mahboob says. “Robotics is very, very new in Afghanistan.”

She says when the girls first heard the bad news about their visas, “they were crying all the day.”


#1164

That’s just Trump keepin’ a campaign promise. He said WE was gonna make the robots, not some damn muslin school girls.


#1165

Daniel Stenberg, the creator of curl (and on the Mozilla team) was also denied while on his way to a Mozilla meeting. And he’s Swedish.