Cathleen Decker discusses Trump appeals court defeat in Appeals court ruling was the biggest warning to Trump yet on how he's approaching the presidency Los Angeles Times 02/10/2017. She writes that the decision was:
... a reminder of how Trump, and his inability to curb his impulses, can pose a threat to his own goals.The immigrant advocacy group CHIRLA (Coalición por los Derechos Humanos de los Inmigrantes) is protesting over recent ICE arrests in southern California, as reported by Francisco Castro in CHIRLA delata supuestas redadas migratorias en Los Ángeles 02/09/2017.
Tweets and comments from the president that were once seen as merely inflammatory and insulting, such as his regular campaign pledge to enact a ban on all Muslims seeking to come to the U.S., took on more power when cited as evidence before the courts. Indeed, Trump’s own words cut against the Justice Department’s argument that the president’s executive order did not amount to an unconstitutional ban on any particular religion.
The court also provided a rebuttal to the bleak worldview Trump has promoted through exaggerations and falsehoods about safety threats at home and abroad.
“The government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States,” the judges wrote.
Los angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in an op-ed in the same paper calls attention to the key economic role immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, play in the economy of Los Angeles, Los inmigrantes son integrales a la prosperidad de Los Ángeles 02/09/2017.