Acting U.S. attorney General Sally Yates, appointed under the previous administration of Barack Obama, was fired by the new President Donald trump. About it reports Reuters. To lead the justice Ministry will be the district attorney for the Eastern district of Virginia Dana Boentewrites NEWSru.com.
Previously Sally Yates instructed employees of the Ministry of justice not to defend the decree trump to toughen immigration policy.
The White house explained that Yates had betrayed the Ministry of justice by refusing to enforce a legal order aimed at protecting U.S. citizens.
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.
According to local media, Yates, in his address to the lawyers of the Ministry stressed that questions the validity of trump signed the document.
Earlier it was reported that Yates for attorney General will replace trump put forward by Senator Jeff sessions. Despite the fact that the sessions should become a member of the team’s new head of state, his opinion on the immigration law is completely opposite to the opinion of trump.
«I do not support the idea that Muslims should be denied entry to the United States,» he said at the hearings on his confirmation in the Senate (quoted by TASS).
Trump last week signed several decrees toughening immigration policies. He, in particular, instructed the state Department and Department of homeland security 120 days to suspend the placing in the United States of refugees.
The President has also reduced the quota for accepting refugees the United States: to 2017 fiscal year, which began in October 2016, the us will take no more than 50 thousand people. In addition, trump has restricted the Congress in the United States for citizens of some Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and the Sudan.
The decision trump was met by an uproar inside the States and in the world community. Worldwide, a wave of protests against the new immigration policies of Washington. Criticism of trump was also made by the Ford Motor CEO mark fields, SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim cook and the head of Google , Sundar Pichai.
In addition, the Prosecutor of the state of Washington (USA) Bob Ferguson announced the filing of a lawsuit in Federal district court due to changes in migration policy, the Respondent in this case is Donald trump.
«No one is above the law, even the President», — stated in the statement of the Prosecutor.
Trump fired the acting U.S. attorney General for criticizing his immigration decree 31.01.2017