Contributed by Michael Cost
Thursday the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban and ruled in favor of a hold on the ban.
The federal judge who originally blocked Trump’s executive order (a 90-day travel ban prohibiting citizens from seven Middle Eastern, terror-related countries from coming to the United States), claimed that no refugees from any of the seven countries had been arrested on terror charges since 9/11.
In a hearing last Friday, Judge Robart challenged Justice Department Attorney Michelle Bennett to tell him how many arrests have been made in relation to foreign nationals from the seven countries involved in the Trump travel ban.
Bennett did not respond to the challenge, so the Robart responded for her by claiming that “zero” such arrests had been made.
Now the White House has released a list of 24 refugees and migrants who have been arrested on terror-related charges, proving false the comments made by the judge in a court hearing last Friday.
On Trump’s introduced list, it clearly shows 24 examples from Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria and Libya with cases spanning over the past eight years.
— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) February 8, 2017
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