A Citizen’s Equal Rights

Judge Robart’s decision to temporarily stop the President’s executive order banning entry to the United States to non citizens of the United States;  that is,  people not born in the U.S. or naturalized as citizens of the U.S.,  has allowed non-citizens to temporarily  be given the equal rights of citizens protected by the 14’th amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

In deciding Judge Robart asked for evidence that terrorist acts had been done by anyone  traveling from the 7 countries affected by the ban.  Since the answer was no,  the judge stopped the president’s executive order.

But his hearsay justification for halting the order ‘Trump’s executive order adversely affects “residents in areas of employment, education, business, family relations, and freedom to travel.”.’seems as lacking in factual evidence as the speculative claim that the order protects citizens against the threat of non-citizen violence.

It is possible that the judge might argue that employers and educational workers are citizens who might be adversely affected by the president’s order. But “freedom to travel” and “family relations” can hardly be thought to be defended by  a citizen’s right to equal opportunity guaranteed by Reconstruction’s 14’th amendment to the United States Constitution.

 

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