On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which restricts immigration and travel from Muslim-majority countries.
The decision will have devastating repercussions.
“In effect, even if the President can’t persuade Congress to fund his actual wall along the U.S-Mexican border, he has erected an invisible wall for many immigrants,” wrote Stephen Yale-Loehr, a Cornell immigration professor who signed an amicus brief on behalf of a Hawaii appeal court’s rejection of the ban.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Missouri), the first Muslim elected to Congress, bashed the Supreme Court’s decision on CNN Tuesday.
“The Supreme Court has said that no matter how bad the discriminatory language is, before, during and after … As long as he puts a very thin veneer of national security on top of all that discrimination and racism, they will buy it,” he said.
“As long as a pig has some lipstick on it it’s fine, and that is what they have said.”
Ellison also criticized Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch.
“Gorsuch should really not be on the supreme court. In my view, he may be there, but he’s not there properly,” he said. The Supreme Court denies a sitting president their right to appoint the Supreme Court justice. That’s exactly what happened and Gorsuch has done what his paymasters sent him there to do. It’s a shame.”
Although the decision didn’t come as a surprise to immigration experts—Yale-Loehr points out that the Supreme Court often bends to the executive branch on matters related to national security, which is how the Trump administration dressed the travel ban—they fear many unforeseen consequences.
“The decision has wide ranging effects beyond the countries directly affected by the travel ban. Because of the travel ban and the President’s general comments about immigration, fewer people are visiting the United States. Tourism is down, which hurts our economy,” Yale-Loehr wrote.
WATCH: Trump advisor trashes Dr. Fauci — while pushing coronavirus conspiracy theories
White House economic advisor Peter Navarro pushed several conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic as the administration attempts to deflect blame for America responding to coronavirus worse than any other developed country.
At one point in the interview, MSNBC's Ali Velshi had to ask, "What are you talking about?"
Navarro harshly criticized Dr. Tony Fauci, who is one of his colleagues in the administration.
And he tried to blame the "Chinese Communist Party" for the disease, saying "they spawned the virus, they hid virus, they sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationalists over here to seed and spread the virus before we knew."
‘Gaslighting on a massive scale’: Doctor warns Trump is lying us into a COVID disaster
On CNN Friday, Dr. Celine Grounder tore into President Donald Trump's ongoing falsehoods about the coronavirus pandemic.
"No matter how many times public health officials, especially like Anthony Fauci, speak the truth, what does it do, Doctor, when the president continues to lie to the public in face of a public health crisis?" asked anchor Kate Bolduan.
"This is gaslighting on an enormous scale, and means until people eventually get sick or their family members get sick, the communities hit hard, they won't believe it, and then it will be too late," said Grounder. "The problem is there's a lag period from the time that somebody's infected and starts to develop symptoms a couple days later. We don't see people get severely sick and need to be hospitalized and in ICUs until a week into disease, and talking about probably one to two weeks of lag time from the time somebody's exposed at least before you start to see hospitalizations and then another couple weeks before you start to see deaths."
Katie Porter demands resignation of Trump small business chief for enabling ‘abuse’ of Covid-19 relief funds
California Congresswoman Katie Porter is demanding the resignation of the Trump administration's small business chief for enabling "abuse" and "waste" of coronavirus relief funds and refusing to comply with basic government oversight efforts.
Porter's call came after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report last week that it "encountered the most difficulty trying to obtain information from the Small Business Administration (SBA)" during the process of examining the Trump administration's handling of the $650 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).