Even though a Federal Judge put a halt on Trump’s immigration restriction plan, the President made it very clear that he wouldn’t back down without a fight.
“At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this outrageous order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate,” wrote Sean Spicer in a press release.
“The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people,” continued Spicer.
“As the law states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry or any aliens of of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate,” wrote Spicer.
Bob Ferguson, the State Attorney General who who filed the case resulting in the restraining order
admitted that the case will probably have to go to court. “We’ve been prepared since last weekend when I first asked my team to draft and file this complaint in motion that it was my feeling that an issue of this magnitude would likely end up before the United States Supreme Court, that would not surprise me,” said Ferguson.