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Published On: Tue, Feb 7th, 2017

Justin Amash: President Trump’s ‘fear mongering’ is ‘irresponsible and dangerous’

Justin Amash has always had a unique voice in the House of Representatives and the West Michigan congressman spoke out against President Trump’s attack on a Seattle judge and the ruling against his Executive Order on immigration.

The court decisions, which came just two weeks into Trump’s presidency, struck down a the 90-day travel ban which has sparked protests across the country since Trump signed the executive order on Jan. 27.

U.S. District Judge James Robart on Friday, Feb. 3, issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of the president’s order banning refugee arrivals for 120 days, visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and Syrian citizens indefinitely. A U.S. appeals court later denied the federal government’s request for an immediate stay of the ruling.

Trump tweeted about the decision, even calling Robart a “so-called judge” and another postulating that “many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country” as a result of the ban being lifted.

 

Amash, R-Cascade Township, added his two cents on Super Bowl Sunday in two tweets on the issue: first saying that Trump should not have attacked Robart’s legitimacy and that his “constant fear mongering” is both “irresponsible and dangerous.”

The libertarian Republican is the son of a Syrian immigrant, oppposed the travel ban, calling it “not lawful” and “extreme.”

Michigan’s 3rd congressional district, which he represents, stretches from Albion to Sand Lake and includes all or portions of Barry, Calhoun, Ionia, Kent and Montcalm counties.

President Trump’s immigration reset appears to have drawn from the Obama administration’s list of sensitive countries, battling Islamic State, calling for more detainment and delays over the next 90 days to install new immigration vetting since he feels the previous policies were weak.

It is NOT a Muslim ban, read more HERE

 

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