The temporary head of the justice Department and U.S. attorney General Sally Yates, who was appointed to the leadership office under the previous administration of Barack Obama, dismissed the decision of the new President of Donald trump. About it reports Reuters.
To lead the Ministry appointed district attorney for the Eastern district of Virginia Dana Boente.
As stated by the White house, Yates “gave the Ministry of justice by refusing to enforce a legal order aimed at protecting the citizens of the United States.” “Mrs. Yates is an appointee of the Obama administration, which occupies a weak position on the question of borders and a very weak stance on the issue of illegal immigration,” the statement reads.
Yates had to perform their duties until the appointment of a new head, but on Monday, January 30, stated that he refused to support the decree of the trump on the limitation of immigration.
In a document addressed to the employees of the Ministry, Yates stated that he is not convinced of the legality of the decree trump. According to her, she was not sure that implementing the President’s decision, the Agency does not violate its obligation “to uphold justice and law.”
Adviser to trump Steven Miller expressed disagreement with the position of Yates. “I think this is another evidence of how politicized has become our legal system,” he said.
Previously, tramp was nominated for the position of head of the Ministry of justice — attorney General U.S. Senator-Republican Jeff and Roman sessions. It is not yet approved by the Senate of the Congress.
27 Jan trump has signed a decree according to which the territory of the United States is prohibited entry holders of green cards to citizens of Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and the Sudan. In addition, for a period of 120 days suspended accepting Syrian refugees. The document notes that the entry of Syrian migrants to the detriment of US interests.
Commenting on his decision, trump said that this measure is not directed against Muslims, but against terrorists. According to him, the issuance of visas to citizens of all countries will resume as soon as additional measures will be taken in security policy within 90 days.