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Appeals Court Blocking National Security Efforts

By Edward White1510761223565

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed most of a Hawaii federal judge’s recent injunction against President Trump’s Proclamation to begin enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States. The injunction prevented the full implementation of the...

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ACLJ to Tillerson: End Random Selection

By Jay Sekulow1509753515839

Today, the ACLJ sent a letter to the Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, advising him that he has the power to immediately close the legal loophole used by the terrorist Sayfullo Saipov to enter the United States: the Diversity Visa Program. There is no reason this program should remain in effect...

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ACLJ Defends National Security At Appeals Court

By Edward White1509660989141

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of President Trump’s recent Proclamation to begin enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States. This appeal deals...

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Placing our National Security First

By Harry G. Hutchison1509645656501

On October 31, 2017 Sayfullo Saipov murdered eight innocents and seriously injured twelve others in New York City in an act of terror . Saipov perpetrated this brutal attack with a rented truck, running down pedestrians before crashing into a school bus. Then, he got out of the truck and witnesses...

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End “Random Selection” Visa Invitation to Terror

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A jihadist pledged to ISIS just terrorized America – mowing down more than a dozen people in New York City, killing at least 8. He entered America through a “random selection” visa program. It’s an...

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Terrorist Entered US Through Immigration Lottery

By ACLJ.org1509563855522

On October 31, 2017 Sayfullo Saipov murdered eight innocents and seriously injured twelve others in New York City in an act of terror . Saipov perpetrated this brutal attack with a rented truck, running down pedestrians before crashing into a school bus. Then, he got out of the truck and witnesses...

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Supreme Court Dismisses Executive Order Case

By Edward White1509049078614

This week the United States Supreme Court dismissed Trump v. Hawaii , the second case the Court was considering to resolve a challenge to the temporary suspension of the entry of aliens and refugees into this country under the President’s National Security Executive Order. The Court dismissed the...

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Maryland Judge Blocks National Security Efforts

By Edward White1508961545999

Last week we reported that a Hawaii federal judge prohibited enforcement of the President’s recent Proclamation to begin enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States. A Maryland federal judge has also enjoined the implementation of the Proclamation. Judge...

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Rebuilding a Depleted Military

By Wesley Smith1508860021553

As Congress finally finishes up the 2018 federal budget, the proposed National Defense Authorization Act 2018 ( NADA) will be approved by Congress and submitted for the President’s signature. However, the real key to its implementation is in the respective Appropriations Committees in the House and...

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Hawaii Judge Blocks National Security Efforts

By Edward White1508373930660

The same Hawaii federal judge who blocked President Trump’s National Security Executive Order from going into effect has blocked the President’s recent Proclamation to begin enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States. Judge Derrick Watson, appointed by...

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Supreme Court Dismisses Case Against Executive Order

By Edward White1507818016248

Yesterday evening, the United States Supreme Court dismissed Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project , one of the two cases challenging President Trump’s National Security Executive Order. This is an important step toward a victory for our national security. The Executive Order, issued on...

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New Proclamation on Enhanced Vetting Procedures

By Jordan Sekulow1506375159884

The President of the United States just issued a Presidential Proclamation beginning enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States. This proclamation fulfills the promise of his March 6, 2017 Executive Order 13780 titled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign...

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Blow to the Left: Refugee Pause Restored

By ACLJ.org1505248479471

Justice Kennedy just issued an order restoring another part of President Trump’s Executive Order to protect the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States : the 120 day pause on all refugees. In March, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13780, which has two components: 1)

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Remembering 9/11: Why We Continue to Honor

By Jay Sekulow1505137177424

On its 16th anniversary, let us pause and take a moment to remember 9/11. Even after 16 years, the tragic events of September 11, 2001, are still seared in our nation’s collective memory. 9/11 shook America to its core. Who could forget the pain, the suffering and the horror of what became the...

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The First Step in “Extreme Vetting”

By ACLJ.org1504723464072

Finally, the United States will once again use the most direct, time-tested, commonsense method to vet incoming immigrants and refugees to keep our nation safe: in person interviews . In an era of ISIS urging jihadists worldwide to infiltrate and attack America, the idea that we would not at least...

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North Korea's Strategic Gamble

By Wesley Smith1504058779775

Late Monday North Korea launched yet another ballistic missile, in clear violation of United Nations sanctions and in defiance of U.S. attempts to resolve issues with the rogue nation through diplomatic means. However, this latest North Korean provocation was more serious, as the missile flew...

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NOKO: A Long Line of UN Violations

By Skip Ash1504057429877

On Monday, August 28, 2017, North Korea fired a missile over Japanese territory . It was the first missile that the North Koreans have fired over Japan since 2009. The missile passed over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and ultimately landed in the Pacific Ocean approximately 730 miles...

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THE TRUMP DOCTRINE

By Harry G. Hutchison1503452696400

President Trump’s unflinching speech announcing the United States’ forward-looking plan for Afghanistan represents a practical application of the Trump Doctrine, which the ACLJ highlighted just a few months ago. Amplifying a policy that he first announced in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in May 2017, urging...

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ACLJ Defends National Security at Supreme Court

By Edward White1502989200000

The Supreme Court of the United States is considering the legality of President Trump’s National Security Executive Order, which is designed to protect our country from foreign terrorists. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed an amicus brief outlining the constitutionality of...

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The Conundrum that is North Korea

By Wesley Smith1502913996501

On Tuesday, August 15th, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un stepped away from the strategic ledge that would not have ended well for him: He decided not to attack the U.S. Territory of Guam and modulated his rhetoric. While Kim is reactionary and uncivilized by any standard, he is neither stupid nor...

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