The United States President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Sally Yates who stood against his immigration policy which restricted seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US with or without a visa. According to reports, Sally Yates was part of the administration of former US President Barack Obama. Her dismissal orchestrated a sudden political drama in the White House and America at large. Analyst like Senator Angus King on interview via CNN argued that this could be the “worse foreign policy ever since the invasion of Iraq”. Others added that just a few days to Trump’s administration, he somewhat portrays an attitude that imposes his authority on the federal government and shows little or no patience for those who do not concur with his ideologies.
The dismissal was made public on Monday 30th January 2017. According to Trump, Sally Yates refused to enforce his executive order. In reaction, former United States President Barack Obama in a letter to the White House supported foreigners and refugees by criticizing Trump’s executive order. He openly disagreed with Trump’s position and said it is discrimination against a people because of their faith/religion. BaretaNews gathered that President Tump immediately replaced Sally Yates with Daniel Ragsdale, the acting director of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security.
President Trump’s decision also met chaotic resistance from protesters who are currently demonstrating in most airports in the United States. Thousands went on Twitter to reveal to the entire world how Trump’s policy has negatively affected them. It is said that the policy rubbishes America’s known hospitality of welcoming foreigners. Meanwhile, pro-Republicans supports this move by saying that it is a way to keep America safe. They added that Trump had clearly stated during his campaign that he will build a wall against foreigners and such a ban is just the beginning of Trump materializing his foreign policy plans.
Stay tuned as the story unfolds…