At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate. The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.
As the law states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, reunited in Palm Beach, Florida on their way to their palatial Mar-a-Lago estate, now known as the “winter White House.”
The Trumps are spending the weekend together in Florida.
President Trump on Saturday morning ripped into a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block enforcement of his controversial travel ban.
“When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security — big trouble!” Trump posted on Twitter.
He also appeared to question the legitimacy of the federal judge who issued the ruling.
“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Trump tweeted.
The tweets came hours after a federal judge in Washington state temporarily blocked enforcement of Trump’s ban on entry to the United States.
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4:15 pm: Speaks with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni; Mar-a Lago
4:45 pm: Speaks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko; Mar-a-Lago
7:00 pm: Attends the 60th Annual Red Cross Gala; Mar-a-Lago