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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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ACLJ Sending Legal Demands to NSA

By Jordan Sekulow1502311005827

We’ve reported for months on the frightening Obama Administration “unmasking” scandal and other Obama deep state efforts to sabotage the new Administration and undermine the Constitution – and what we are doing about it. The momentum is starting to shift. Recent reports show that President Obama’s...

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What You Need to Know About the New Sanctions Bill on Iran, North Korea, and Russia

By Wesley Smith1501773303695

President Trump just signed into law HR 3364 , the legislation imposing new sanctions against Iran, North Korea, and Russia. The bill was passed overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress. It leaves in place all the existing sanctions on these three countries, while also imposing new ones. For Iran,

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The U.S. and the Multi-Faceted Threat Landscape

By Wesley Smith1501270278745

It has been an eye-opening week for the United States and the adversaries who seek to diminish the influence of America, embarrass the nation and threaten our national security. On Monday Chinese fighter jets intercepted and harassed a U.S. military plane in international airspace. On Tuesday,

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Litigation Over National Security Executive Order Continues

By Edward White1500496715765

In a further development in the ongoing litigation over President Trump’s National Security Executive Order, the United States Supreme Court today halted a Hawaii federal judge’s order allowing refugees to enter this country who lack a close relationship with an America entity. Previously, on June...

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National Security in a Complicated World

By Wesley Smith1499980528449

Sixteen years after the attacks of 9-11, with threats from multiple jihadist groups, the resurgence of the Russian Federation , a marked military buildup in China, an emboldened Iran, and the nuclear ambitions of North Korea—the arena of national security has never been more important and more...

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Hawaii Loses to President Trump at 9th Circuit

By Jordan Sekulow1499478562532

As an update to what we explained earlier today , the State of Hawaii was rebuffed by a federal trial court yesterday in the State’s efforts to have that court clarify the United States Supreme Court’s modification of the injunctions imposed against the President’s national security Executive...

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Hawaii Rebuffed in Attack on Executive Order

By ACLJ.org1499460717536

On June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court modified the injunctions imposed by federal trial judges in Hawaii and Maryland against the President’s national security Executive Order. The Supreme Court’s ruling (which agreed with many of the arguments made in our amicus brief ) was a stern...

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The Escalating Threat of North Korea

By Wesley Smith1499365900418

It was not coincidental that on our celebration of Independence Day, July 4th, North Korea successfully fired its first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). It is a stark reminder that the world is not “independent,” or free, from the threats of war and violence that plague our planet.

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Supreme Court Partially Blocks Injunctions

By Edward White1498512579998

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to review the two cases that imposed injunctions against the President’s national security Executive Order. The Executive Order temporarily pauses entry into the United States of refugees and nationals of six unstable and/or terrorism-infested...

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