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Friday, February 17, 2017

Muslim Ban, court acts to reign it in and echoes of Internment


I started this with a link on remembering the Japanese Internment during WWII, but it morphed into a post including the Muslim Ban since some lawmakers alluded to it and thought it was a good idea, which obviously is abhorrent. So you can skip to the end for the protests on the Muslim Ban or consider the Japanese Internment along with it.


The Incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II Does Not Provide a Legal Cover for a Muslim Registry

Daughter of Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu Reflects on Internment, Executive Orders


So a few times Trump and supporters have evoked the Japanese internment when talking about the Muslim registry for barring them from entering and casting suspicion and inviting hate crimes for citizens. Remember these?

A top Trump supporter favorably cites Japanese internment camps. Here we go again.
Dec 8, 2015
Roanoke Mayor David Bowers (D) on Wednesday described his objection to housing Syrian refugees in his city in part by noting that President Franklin Roosevelt "felt compelled to sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing of Pearl Harbor."


Dec 12, 2015
 “But this time, their recollections were resonant not only because of the recent anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, but also because of Mr. Trump’s evocation of the post-attack internments to justify his call, after the killing of 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., for excluding Muslims from America.”


Then Dec 15, 2016, it came up again in response to barring immigrants from entering, assuming people fleeing a war zone to be violent and our already stringent vetting not sufficient, so that we need extreme vetting AKA a religious test for entering the country on VISA and for immigration.

Rep. Mike Honda, Who Lived Through Japanese Internment Camp, Condemns Immigrant Registry


And the executive order or Muslim Ban signed by Trump upon entering office in Jan 2017, drew the same criticism:

Dem compares Trump immigration ban to Japanese internment camps

A lesson from America's Japanese internment camps

Comic relief by those in the community:



Nothing likely came of this, but it was one item in the firestorm of opposition to the Muslim Ban:
California legislator calls for Melania Trump immigration records


Jan 30, 2017
Feds Blow Off Judge and Congressmen to Enforce Trump’s Orders at Dulles

Jan 30, 2017
Trump fires acting AG for refusing to defend travel ban

ACLU: Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and immigrants violates the Establishment Clause. That’s why this week we’ll see his administration in court. Donate to help support our work.

Jan 29, 2017
After Trump order, Duke leaders vow not to release student records


Jan 31, 2017
Hundreds of State Department Officials Sign Memo Condemning Muslim Ban

Sean Spicer wants these diplomats, appointees, whomever disagrees with the SCROTUS's Muslim Ban. . .

Feb 9, 2017
Federal appeals court rules 3 to 0 against Trump on travel ban

This is just funny:


Protesters turned out again to defend and support democracy and American values or diversity and freedom:

Jan 29, 2017- locally
1,500 Protesters Converge on RDU to Protest Trump’s Muslim Ban

Nationwide that weekend, more than a few airports cooperated with protesters showing solidarity with immigrants:


Jan 29, 2017 After restraining order on the ban, Trump calls the judge a so-called judge, blames them for future attacks and draws criticism from his supreme court pick.
Justice Department files appeal notice to judge's decision that strikes down Trump’s travel ban


Feb 4, 2017- locally- No Ban No Wall No Fear Rally


Photos of the No Ban No Wall No Fear Rally Feb 4, 2017 Raleigh:


Feb 4, 2017
State Department Reverses Visa Ban, Allows Travelers With Visas Into U.S.



A local man affected by the travel ban appeals for help at the rally:




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