Last week President Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, when she refused to defend his executive order on illegal immigration. That’s not her job, and the President was right to fire her, as I said in this statement to the press:
President Trump is to be commended for upholding the rule of law in firing Yates for her politicization of the Justice Department. Judicial Watch has long sounded a warning about allowing unvetted refugees into the United States.
According to the official White House statement, President Trump fired her for “refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.” If you doubt that there is a crisis being prevented by the Trump administration’s sensible pause on foreign refugees and other foreign nationals from terror-torn countries, consider just a few JW reports on the threat caused by the failing vetting process for alleged refugees:
- Terrorist Enter U.S. via Resettlement Program for “Vulnerable Refugees”
- Iraqi Refugee Granted U.S. Residency Charged With Terrorism in Texas
- Feds Blame “Lapse in Vetting” for Admitting Syrian Refugees with Terrorist Ties into U.S.
In addition, you may recall how we uncovered the waste, fraud, and lies associated with the Obama refugee program.
As I explained to Bloomberg News, the left is in full attack mode for open borders (for terrorists, even):
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a Washington-based conservative group that pressed a series of lawsuits to force the release of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, said liberals have a well-funded infrastructure that uses the courts to impose policies they can’t enact through Congress. Fitton said conservatives have nothing to compare to the left’s “legal machinery.”
“The left pretends that disagreements on policy mean their opponents are doing something illegal,” said Fitton, who said liberal groups also benefit from friendly government workers and a sympathetic media. He said his group is monitoring the suits against Trump and “may take steps to enter the litigations on the side of the rule of law.”
Judicial Watch is tracking each and every legal challenge from the ACLU crowd to the Trump immigration initiatives, has launched Freedom of Information Act requests, and is considering direct legal action in these lawsuits on behalf of the rule of law and the national security of the United States.