Travel ban hits federal court roadblock

Janelle Lynn Fernandez

Staff Writer, Palm Beach Gardens 

US Capitol, January 2017

“It is the policy of the United States to protect its citizens from foreign nationals who intend to commit terrorist attacks in the United States; and to prevent the admission of foreign nationals who intend to exploit United States immigration laws for malevolent purposes.” (Executive Order: protecting the nation from foreign terrorist’s entry into the United States. Section 2. policy)

On January 27, President Trump established a temporary 90-day executive order. This temporary 90-day executive order has been placed in defense against ISIS, a terrorist group that has been targeting people of all races, sexuality and religions across the world. The seven countries temporarily banned for 90 days from entering the United States are known to be Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Palm Beach State College’s administration sent a college-wide notice on February 3, 2017Palm Beach State students were informed about our diverse and strong student body. The college opens its arms to support others during this difficult time. The college urged foreign students from the temporary banned countries not to travel out of the United States. The email also read, “The order has created confusion and raised many questions that are being addressed at the national level. Several federal judges have issued rulings that block aspects of the executive order, but it is not clear whether these orders are being followed.”

The same day the email was sent out, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced, “No one is above the law, not even the president.” This led to a restraining order concerning President Trump’s executive order- stopping all enforcement of this policy.

As of now, President Trump’s executive order will not be reinstated, but this doesn’t seem like the end. President Trump has taken his next step to Twitter, where he tweeted in all capital letters, “See you in court, the security of our nation is at stake!”