90 days ago, on January 27, 2017, President of the United States signed the executive order 13769, titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States. Among other things, the order suspended the entry of the citizens of seven countries — including mine, Iran — to the United States for 90 days. As a result, more than 700 travelers with valid visas were detained and up to 60,000 visas were "provisionally revoked." I just happened to be inside.
This series was an attempt to capture the daily life of a newly immigrated Iranian US resident, facing the absurdity of vilification. It was a 90-day survey of me in existence, and an homage to all the memories I have made in this land.
Oh yes she did! Thank you #LadyJustice for standing up for #LadyLiberty and #wethepeople ⚖️⚖️ #9thCircuit#DENIED the #RepublicanAdministration today in #WashingtonvTrump ⚖️ "Finally, in evaluating the need for a stay, we must consider the public interest generally. See Nken, 556 U.S. at 434. Aspects of the public interest favor both sides, as evidenced by the massive attention this case has garnered at even the most preliminary stages. On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies. And on the other, the public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families, and in freedom from discrimination. We need not characterize the public interest more definitely than this; when considered alongside the hardships discussed above, these competing public interests do not justify a stay.
For the foregoing reasons, the emergency motion for a stay pending appeal is DENIED." #thisiswhatdemocracylookslike ⚖️ #muslimban#nobannowall#nomuslimban#TheResistance#Resist#notmypresident
Our country has three branches of government to maintain a system of checks and balances. Have you noticed the attacks on the judicial branch from the executive branch over the past three weeks? Have you noticed how lawyers and judges have been stepping in to maintain balance of power in response to illegal executive orders?
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