Judge blocks Trump's asylum policy but delays enforcement

Judge blocks Trump's asylum policy but delays enforcement

Las Vegas Sands Corp. chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam arrive prior to a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump during the Republican Jewish Coalition 2019 Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, April 6, 2019.

His appearance at the Republican Jewish Coalition nearly a month after Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar came under sharp scrutiny for accusing pro-Israel lawmakers of serving "allegiance to a foreign country." .

Trump mockingly thanked Omar as he began his speech, before adding, "Oh, I forgot". No, she doesn't like Israel, does she?

President Trump also pointed out republicans have not allowed anti-Semitism to take root in their party, compared to recent comments by some Democrats.

Trump also applauded himself for moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Patrick W. Carlineo, the NY man charged with threatening to kill Rep. Omar, asked one of her staff members if she works "for the Muslim Brotherhood", according to a criminal complaint released Saturday by federal prosecutors in the Western District of NY.

Trump made the remarks while speaking about the ceremony that took place in the White House almost two weeks ago, in which he signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

On Monday, Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco granted a request on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from Central America and legal advocacy groups to halt the practice while their lawsuit moves forward, but he held off on enforcing his decision until Friday to give the government a chance to ask an appeals court for a review.

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"It's what the people voted for in 2016 and when they get out, whether it's now, April 12 or later, we'll be standing right there waiting for them".

"I think it's going to be close".

"I went - 'BING!' - it was done", Trump told Coalition members on Saturday, according to The Daily Beast.

And he hailed the work of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, peace envoy Jason Greenblatt and USA ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

Before the U.S. president's appearance, people gathered for the event, carrying signs reading "We are Jews for Trump" and "Trump" written in Hebrew.

However, the enthusiastic audience at the RJC event was unfazed by Trump's remarks. "It's time for people to show they have moral courage to stand up and say not under our watch". Others were wearing red yarmulkes with "TRUMP" in white lettering. The ACLU and other groups that are suing say that law does not apply to asylum seekers who cross the border illegally or arrive at a border crossing without proper documents.

After Omar said that the USA support for Israel was motivated by donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, several House Democrats dubbed the comments as offensive and invoking anti-Semitic stereotypes.

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