In the first week in his presidency, Trump has swiftly moved ahead with absurd infrastructure projects: The wall, the keystone and Dakota pipelines. He also stepped without any second thought on the Geneva convention when he barred entry to refugees from seven Muslim countries. Actually, this statement is incorrect: Trump did not have second thought about the Geneva convention, he did not even know what it was. Chancelor Merkel had to explain it to the poor fellow, and the duties countries which signed the convention -the U.S. among them- have with the the prisoners of wars, the refugees seeking asylum.
While people from these Muslim countries – among them green card holders- were stranded in US airports this weekend, immigration lawyers came to the airports, to help them remain in the U.S. and protect their rights. I have not always been lenient with lawyers. These lawyers command my respect.