President Donald Trump is the first president to have to go through a national emergency declared by the U.S. Constitution in the wake of the deadly hurricane Harvey.
He’s also the first to use executive order to impose a ban on travel from certain Muslim-majority countries.
He has also made a habit of making a mockery of U.N. human rights abuses.
This week, he made good on his promise to punish countries that deny refugees entry to the United States, imposing an indefinite ban on refugee resettlement.
The new administration is worse than Trump’s.
Here are five ways to avoid Trump’s worst nightmare.
You’re not part of the Trump administration.
While Trump has appointed dozens of federal judges to federal appeals courts, there’s no sign that he’s going to make a serious effort to keep those judges.
A White House official told ABC News that the Trump White House has no plans to appoint a new Supreme Court justice to fill a vacancy.
Instead, the president has promised to appoint “people of integrity and excellence” to fill the vacant seats on the federal appeals court panels, and he’s been quick to dismiss complaints that his appointments are biased against him.
In a February interview with NBC News, he claimed that the court’s current judges are “fair and balanced,” and that his appointment of a “very good judge” to the court would “give us the best possible judges.”
Even as the Trump Administration is preparing to implement its immigration plan, the Senate has not passed legislation that would require the executive branch to immediately suspend immigration from any country where vetting measures are inadequate.
It will take years for the courts to take effect, and even longer for the public to learn that Trump’s policies are actually illegal.
You need a government email account.
President Trump and his administration have made it easy for federal workers to send and receive emails through government email accounts, a practice that was commonplace during the George W. Bush administration.
But federal workers are barred from accessing their email accounts while on government leave.
The Trump administration has repeatedly claimed that it has the authority to revoke the waivers, which allow employees to keep their government email addresses.
It has not, and the Trump team has never provided any evidence that it does.
The Federal Employees Union (FEU) has asked the White House to clarify its position, and a White House spokesperson told ABC that the waivers are not “suspended” and that they have been in effect for “many years.”
The FEU also has sued the Trump Organization and has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Florida challenging the Trump executive order that revoked the waivers.
The United States will not let you live.
In 2018, President Trump signed an executive order calling for a massive crackdown on immigrants and refugees entering the United State.
The order said that the federal government “will take action to stop the entry of aliens from countries that are committing human rights violations,” and it specifically named Iran, Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as “countries that are engaging in human rights violations.”
The executive order included a ban that would “target the entry into the United Stated of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United U. S., those who are inadmissible for security reasons, those who have not resided in the U., those with an Iranian passport, and those with a Sudanese passport.”
The order also banned all entry by Syrian refugees, as well as any non-U.S.-born person from Iraq, Somalia or Iran.
The government claims that the order was drafted to prevent “radicalization and recruitment” of immigrants and that it was signed without the input of the White Houses National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).
But the NCTC itself says that it “never intended to include any language that would restrict the lawful entry of individuals or entities based on their nationality.”
You can’t use the internet to read the news.
Trump’s administration has been quick in announcing new restrictions on the internet, including bans on websites that host foreign news and commentary and a ban “on social media and other platforms” that promote “extremist ideology.”
The administration has also threatened to withhold federal funding from companies that refuse to provide access to their services to “foreign countries that continue to use repressive laws, such as those of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and al-Qaida.”
These are dangerous and unjustified policies that have the potential to undermine the rule of law and free speech in America.
You don’t have a safe harbor to stay in the country.
Trump has signed an order in January that directs U.,S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to withhold grants to entities that discriminate against people based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.
This is the same order that President Obama signed in 2013.
The USCIS had previously rejected applications from immigrants