Politics Sessions defends comments on Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban

19:41  21 april  2017
19:41  21 april  2017 Source:   The Hill

Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor'

  Sessions on Hawaii remark: 'Nobody has a sense of humor' <p>Last week, Sessions criticized a federal judge's ruling in Hawaii that blocked the Trump administration's immigration ban.</p>That's his assessment after drawing ire for seeming to dismiss the state of Hawaii as merely "an island in the Pacific.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized a federal judge 's ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's executive order curtailing immigration Hawaii was built on the strength of diversity & immigrant experiences- including my own. Jeff Sessions ’ comments are ignorant & dangerous.

On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was dealt a blow when a federal judge in Hawaii , U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, issued a Share this on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you thought of the judge ’s ruling. What did you think of Trump's comments ?

DOJ clarifies Sessions's remark: 'Hawaii is in fact an island in the Pacific': Jeff Sessions came under fire for calling Hawaii © Provided by The Hill Jeff Sessions came under fire for calling Hawaii "an island in the Pacific." Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday defended his criticism of a Hawaii-based federal judge's injunction blocking President Trump's travel ban, saying that he wouldn't have wanted to phrase it any differently.

"I don't know that I said anything I'd want to phrase differently," Sessions said during an appearance on CNN. "No, we're going to defend the president's order. We believe it's constitutional. We believe there's specific statutory authority for everything in that order."

Sessions asserted that the president's executive order barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. was completely constitutional and permitted by law.

Hawaiian Attorney General Hits Back at Jeff Sessions

  Hawaiian Attorney General Hits Back at Jeff Sessions Sessions had been dismissive toward a Hawaiian judge who opposed Trump’s travel ban.Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed a Hawaii-based judge who blocked President Trump's travel ban.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday slammed a Hawaii judge who placed a nationwide block on President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from six majority-Muslim countries.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday slammed a Hawaii judge who placed a nationwide block on President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from six majority-Muslim countries. Later that month, Watson extended his order blocking the ban .

In an interview with conservative radio host Mark Levin that aired on Wednesday, Sessions expressed frustration with Hawaii-based Judge Derrick Watson's ruling blocking the order.

"I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power," Sessions said.

The comment quickly drew backlash, with critics accusing the attorney general of speaking as if Hawaii wasn't a U.S. state or somehow had less sway in the country's government.

Homeland Security Faces Legal Blitz for Travel-Ban Records .
&nbsp;The Department of Homeland Security was hit with a barrage of lawsuits by the American Civil Liberties Union demanding to see records on how officials at the agency’s field offices interpreted President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban against certain Muslim majority countries. The 13 lawsuits, filed from Georgia to Oregon this week, may shed light on how the ban sowed chaos at U.S. airports and aid the ACLU in a separate case it filed to block the travel ban, the organization said Wednesday in a statement. The litigation became necessary after the federal agency didn’t respond to a Feb.

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