Reminder! Trump can legally lower the ceiling for the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program across the board!
Think about this, if this sort of case (challenging the Constitutionality of the Trump EO) prevails, could every legal non-citizen in America file cases with big New York City law firms to bring over every family member?
And, frankly, what I find most troubling about stories like this sob story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, is how is it that this MAN left his wife and child behind in a war zone and saved his own skin first! Why does no one in authority ever ask that question!
Big New York City law firm filed the case!
MADISON, Wis. — A Syrian refugee living in Dane County has filed a federal lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump’s executive order halting immigration from seven countries is unconstitutional.
The man filed anonymously Monday to protect his wife and 3-year-old daughter, who are still in Aleppo, from being targeted by military regimes.
He had applied for them to join him in the United States, but his lawsuit filed Monday in Madison says processing was halted Jan. 27 when Trump stopped temporarily stopped immigration from seven predominantly Muslim and indefinitely banned refugees from Syria.
Attorneys from Holwell Shuster and Goldberg, a New York law firm, are representing the man. More than two dozen cases challenging the executive order have been filed in federal court.
President Trump can still legally lower the ceiling on all refugee resettlement!
And, in so doing, wipe out these cases!
See our discussion here yesterday.
An important side benefit of placing a complete moratorium on the program now might be to inspire Congress to reform refugee law!
This morning we are at 34,825 refugees admitted this fiscal year—set the cap at 35,000 NOW!
Moratorium would be in effect until September when the President then sets the ceiling for FY18. This is the leverage the White House has to pressure Congress!