Earlier today acting US Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama appointee, issued a memo to US Attorneys instructing them NOT to enforce Trump’s immigration ban Executive Order. Following that President Trump FIRED Yates. The firing came just hours after Yates issued the memo telling US Attorneys she was not sure if Trump’s immigration ban was legal so they should NOT defend it in court.
President Trump released a statement saying Yates had “betrayed the DOJ by refusing to enforce” his legal order. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told diplomats who oppose Trump’s order to “get with it” or “they can go!”.
Trump’s order halts the refugee program for 4 months and indefinitely bans immigrants from Syria.
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