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Wisconsin Leading The Way In Fighting Back On Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

March 11, 2017

There is no way to view the Muslim travel ban, placed into an Executive Order, other than an affront to the traditions that are most clear in the long-running narrative of our nation.   The ideals that make us who we are, and that allows us to stand as a world leader are in jeopardy when we do not fight back on such matters as Donald Trump’s order.

I am proud that the first words of legal rejection to the ban came from Wisconsin.  We have a mid-western sensibility that plays to reasonableness.  I am hopeful that the existing laws in the land will provide for the rebuke Trump needs to feel over this matter.  This is not a partisan perspective I take on the travel ban.  This measure cuts to the core of who we are as Americans.  This matter is mighty important as it undermines how others around the globe view us.  Those things matter to me–to all of us–and must be more important than mere politics.  

“A federal judge in Wisconsin dealt the first legal blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on Friday, barring enforcement of the policy to deny U.S. entry to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee already granted asylum in the United States. The temporary restraining order, granted by U.S. District Judge William Conley in Madison, applies only to the family of the Syrian refugee, who brought the case anonymously to protect the identities of his wife and daughter, still living in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

But it represents the first of several challenges brought against Trump’s newly amended executive order, issued on March 6 and due to go into effect on March 16, to draw a court ruling in opposition to its enforcement. Conley, chief judge of the federal court in Wisconsin’s western district and an appointee of former President Barack Obama, concluded the plaintiff ‘has presented some likelihood of success on the merits’ of his case and that his family faces ‘significant risk of irreparable harm’ if forced to remain in Syria.”

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