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Expanding the Coalition to Defeat ISIS

By Wesley Smith1489762909321

The ACLJ specifically called for a strategy session designed to counter the Islamic State, or ISIS almost one year ago. Consistent with this idea, the Trump Administration has invited more than 60 nations and international organizations to Washington next week. This comes as the Trump...

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Judge’s Ruling is “Fundamentally Flawed”

By Jay Sekulow1489629876519

A federal district judge in Hawaii has just issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) blocking the key provisions of the President’s revised Executive order that pauses the refugee program and admittance of foreign nationals from 6 terrorist hotbeds (Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen)

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Defending National Security Executive Order

By Jay Sekulow1489538350467

As we reported about a week ago, President Trump issued a new, revised Executive Order addressing the very real terrorism threats hidden within our outdated and naive immigration and refugee programs. We previously filed an amicus brief at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals defending the...

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Did Obama DOJ Subvert National Security?

By Harry G. Hutchison1489183380103

In an astonishing display of misconduct, it appears that the Obama Administration may have placed politics ahead of the nation’s security right before the 2016 election. While the media is consumed with reports alleging Russia’s collusive interference in the November presidential election, and...

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Shibboleth II: Case for In-Region Safe Zones

By Matthew Clark1489098600000

Buried in the controversy over President Trump’s reissued Executive Order pausing the refugee program to ensure extreme vetting and the admission of foreign nationals from six terrorist hotspots, President Trump is simultaneously making the case for the establishment of in-region safe zones. This...

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Executive Order to Protect America is Lawful

By Jay Sekulow1488834264314

Earlier today, President Trump signed a new “Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” This new order is legally bullet proof. It serves as a key first step in protecting America from jihadist attacks. It recognizes the fact that of the 1,000...

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ISIS, Not ISIL: What’s in a Name?

By Wesley Smith1488318745297

Defeating the enemy requires proper recognition of the enemy. And as the ACLJ has been arguing for years now, you never define your enemy by their aspirations. Now, the Trump Administration is implementing the change we’ve been advocating for years. The change of leadership in the White House just...

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Defining and Combating the Shadow Government

By Jay Sekulow1488228337943

It is unmistakably clear that our federal government’s national security apparatus faces opposition from an ever-expanding and ever-ramifying network of individuals and groups that are prepared to subvert the Constitution, the rule of law and our national security interests in order to advance...

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ACLJ Requests Records on Dangerous Leaks

By ACLJ.org1487954662739

Today we delivered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of the Director of National Security (ODNI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) to find out why the Obama Administration waited until mere days before a new Administration took over...

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Gen. McMaster is Great for National Security

By Wesley Smith1487952946451

Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond (H.R.) McMaster, recently named as President Trump’s National Security Adviser (NSA), with his stocky build, shaved head and calm-but straight forward-manner, is a unique choice for this influential position in the new Administration. He embodies the...

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Stop the Shadow Government

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It's an unprecedented bureaucratic coup undermining our security. The Obama Administration took action to empower the entrenched bureaucracy to subvert our national security right before leaving...

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Intelligence Community Subverting Security?

By Harry G. Hutchison1487265494853

While opponents of President Trump have become emboldened in the wake of General Flynn’s resignation as the National Security Adviser, and while the media has reveled in a frenzy of self-righteous outrage that conceals its glee, it is important to observe that his resignation was sparked by leaked...

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Decision Puts National Security in Danger

By Jay Sekulow1486687330872

Tonight a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision backing an earlier decision by a federal district court judge in Washington State that put President Trump’s national security Executive order affecting seven countries that harbor terrorists on hold. This decision is...

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Hold on President Trump’s Order Explained

By Harry G. Hutchison1486421471083

In a move with legal reasoning as spurious as it is sparse, this past week, a federal judge in Washington state issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) putting a hold on President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order , which was designed to protect the United States from foreign terrorists...

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Defend Our National Security from Jihad

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ISIS (the Islamic State) has publicly called for jihadists to infiltrate and attack America. The ACLU, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and other leftist groups are challenging a new...

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Executive Order Implements Key ACLJ Policy

By Wesley Smith1486141322314

On President Trump’s seventh full day in office, he signed a Presidential Memorandum on National Security to follow up on his promise to defeat and destroy ISIS (the Islamic State) and to aggressively fight all forms of radical jihad. The memo contains clear and purposeful directions that will...

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What President Trump’s Executive Order Does

By ACLJ.org1485823093314

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump entered an Executive Order that (1) suspends immigrant and nonimmigrant entry from 7 countries of particular concern; (2) pauses the entire U.S. refugee program for 120 days; and (3) prioritizes claims of people seeking refugee status due to religious...

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Shibboleth: Vetting & In-Region Safe Zones

By Matthew Clark1485532414118

We are at war. It is not a war we chose. Radical Islamic jihadists chose the war. They chose the targets – Christians, Americans, and freedom. As ISIS (the Islamic State) and other Islamic jihadists wage genocide against Christians and other religious minorities and plot and execute horrific...

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What You Need to Know About General Mattis

By Wesley Smith1484248348891

One of the first announced nominations by President-elect Donald Trump following his election in November was that of retired General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. Along with retired General John Kelly as Director of Homeland Security and retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn as National...

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Tillerson Rejects Obama Admin’s Globalism

By Harry G. Hutchison1484248100919

After enduring the Obama’s Administration’s willingness to lead from behind over the past eight years, and after suffering from the Administration’s shameful incompetence in dealing with global threats, it is heartening to observe that the incoming Trump Administration has served notice that it is...

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