According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, US President Donald Trump’s executive order to suspend the coming of the citizens of seven Muslim majority nations into America would receive equal treatment as with all executive orders in “the courts.” As he fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates over his immigration order, the latter saying the order is immoral and “possibly unlawful,” Government lawyers may only do so much for Trump’s executive order.
The American Civil Liberties Union had their request for temporary days-length stays for asylum seekers and refugees granted. The ACLU said stripping refugees and asylum petitioners their right to Due Process and Equal Protection — as guaranteed by America’s constitution, makes the executive order unlawful.
However, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Trump’s act is illegal because it does not “adhere to the constitution.” The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had lodged its case against America on behalf of Muslim-Americans the ban directly affects.
According to opposition against Donald Trump, the action violates both the Fifth and Fourteenth amendment that guarantees the “due process of the law” by denying entry to individuals with valid Visas. According to Slate Contributor Joseph Stern, the concept of due process was to ensure “the king’s ability to order unlawful arrests” is limited and the new executive order was an ability to use the king’s unfair power.