Thirteen states have joined forces in court to support President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on admitting travelers from six terror-exporting Mideast countries.
Left-wing federal judges in Maryland and Hawaii have issued orders preventing implementation of Trump’s executive order, claiming that the order violates the Constitution’s First Amendment prohibition on the establishment of religion.
The states supporting Trump’s action are Texas, Louisiana, Montana, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Misssissippi.
U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang of Maryland claims that President Trump’s order violates the Constitution because the ban discriminates against Muslims. In their court briefs supporting Trump’s temporary ban, the states point out that the majority of the world’s Muslims from other countries are not affected by the order, and that it therefore does not discriminate based on religion.
The suit brought against Trump’s order was filed by the International Refugee Assistance Project, a refugee resettlement group sponsored by the left-wing Urban Justice Center which receives funding from multibillionaire international financier George Soros.
The refugee group also receives considerable funding from American taxpayers through federal grants to settle foreign populations inside the U.S. In 2015, the State Department gave the group $17,663,704 and the Department of Health and Human Services gave another $2,765,195.
Financier Soros is well known in political circles for his financial backing of left-wing groups and organizations. Breitbart News reported that documents from Soros’s Open Society Institute boasted that the billionaire and his foundation helped to successfully press the Obama administration into increasing to 100,000 the total number of refugees taken in by the U.S. annually.