Something So Wrong: February 2017

  • On February 3 in Seattle, US District Judge James L. Robart issued a restraining order blocking enforcement of the Trump executive order issued in January that barred immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries.
  • On February 13, Trump’s National Security Adviser, Mike Flynn, resigned amid questions regarding his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the transition.
  • On February 15, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination when it became clear that he had lost support from as many as 12 Senate Republicans. Opposition to Puzder came, in part, from right-wing Republicans who complained that Puzder supported higher levels of legal immigration.
  • On February 21, Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued memoranda declaring policies on immigration enforcement, including hiring 15,000 new border patrol and immigration enforcement agents, creating a new office within DHS to work with the victims of crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants, and expediting deportation of unauthorized immigrants.

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