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After the executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa, there was international uproar. Inside the United States, federal Judge James Robart declared that there was no support for the claim that the United States needs protecting from nationals of the seven countries, as was claimed by the order. As such, the immigration ban was at least temporarily halted and airlines were told to allow passengers from the seven countries.

However, the White House promptly lashed back out, with President Trump insisting that the “so-called judge’s” opinion was taking law enforcement away from the country and would be overturned. Other officials called for an emergency stay of the ruling, but President Trump’s Twitter showed no restraint in condemning the ruling with Tweets that said “When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot, come in & out, especially for reasons of safety & security — big trouble!” and “Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know that if certain people are allowed in it’s death & destruction!”

Judge Robart continued to defend his ruling, and others stand with him to “invalidate the president’s unlawful action nationwide.”

Despite the reopened borders, there remains to be little to no immigrants rushing the airports to get to the United States. After the uproar caused by the initial order, it’s no wonder that citizens are in no rush to go into President Trump’s rule. Could this order have permanently damaged foreign relations or the reputation of the United States? And with a president that is seemingly unable to restrain his rather bold opinions all over social media, how much longer will the little reputation the United States have left hold?

 

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