Trump Fires Acting Attorney General for Defying Immigration Ban

تم نشره في Tue 31 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Tue 31 January / Jan 2017. 06:54 PM
  • Sally Q Yates, the acting attorney general - (theStar)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, Monday night, fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for "refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the White House said on Twitter.

In a statement, Trump said Yates had "betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States." He named long time-federal prosecutor Dana Boente as Yates’ replacement.

The firing came hours after Yates directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend the executive order, saying she was not convinced it was lawful or consistent with the agency’s "obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right." Ms Yates is an Obama Administration appointee, who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration, the statement added.

Trump's executive order, signed Friday, bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days, suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely suspends the Syrian refugee program.

(Petra)

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