In a shocking turn of events, United President Donald Trump has fired his attorney general, Sally Yates, on January 30 after she reportedly “betrayed” the administration and opposed the refugee ban executive order and refused to defend it in court. She was also urging others to not defend Trump’s immigration order.
In an official statement, The White House said, “The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.” The White House unleashed a scathing attack on Yates by stating that she was the appointed the former US President Barack Obama’s administration and was “weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”
Defending the order Trump’s administration stood by his decision to go ahead with the order saying that it was time to protect the citizens of the US and that the refugee ban was only “necessary” and “reasonable”.
The Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Dana Boente has replaced Yates and is now the acting attorney general of the US until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate. Thanking for the new post, Dana said, “I am honored to serve President Trump in this role until Senator Sessions is confirmed. I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected.”
A day after United States President, Donald Trump signed an executive order to build a wall across the US-Mexico border, he signed another order on January 28 to keep the “radical Islamists” out of the US. The order prevents people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen from entering the country for 30 days.
Trump further asserted that the country “will never forget the lessons of 9/11 nor the heroes who lost at the Pentagon,” and will honour them not only with our words, but with our actions adding that the steps that were taken by previously after the 9/11 attacks did not stop the terrorists to enter the United States.
He affirmed that those entering the country should not have hostile attitudes towards the country. He clearly stated that those who engage in activities including “honour” killings and have a violent approach to women should not be let into the country.