Remember when President Trump gave a speech at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and proposed a bunch of radical stuff?
You know, totally crazy shit, like, "I’m asking all of you to enforce the laws.”
At the same time, he signed two executive orders that day, one to begin/continue construction of a border wall, and the second to restore the "Secure Communities Program" and strip money from so-called "sanctuary" cities and states. It includes the end of the "catch and release" program and money for more detention centers. These EOs are a dead giveaway that the Trump administration fully intends to spend more effort on finding, detaining, and eventually removing these folks from society (whether it's by a long time in an American detention center, aka "jail", or by sending the scofflaws back to whence they came). Absent anything else to distract attention, cue the sad stories about innocent mothers and their children separated by the evil Trump admin. Ignoring that mom entered the country (illegally), then stole someone's identity to get papers to make her look like a legal citizen, something YOU or I would find ourselves serving some significant time for...
As I said, "absent anything else..."
Hence, in the next few days, we saw the wider travel ban on immigrants from seven previously identified failed states and Iran, and that's all we've been talking about since.
Many have pointed to the botched rollout of the travel ban, and its subsequent troubles in court, leading to the Ninth Circuit's ridiculous and willful disregard of the law and precedent this week, as signs of the incompetence or, at best, chaos, of the Trump White House.
But, what if this is not chaos, but orchestrated?
Trump and his advisors know that the travel ban, especially as short as it was going to be, would end up having little impact on the immediate national security prospects, and likely knew they could "figure out what the hell is going on" even without a ban. And I have every confidence they will come up with much better vetting procedures, especially for those from the failed states in this order, but for all immigrants from countries who export terrorism (yes, I'm looking at YOU, Saudi Arabia).
They knew this would send the Left and their media squirrel chasers into paroxysms of outrage. This would divert attention from the truly radical thing that happened here, and that's the actual enforcement of the law.
Eventually, the media will bore of the travel ban. The admin will lessen it's severity, they'll put something more modest together and the media will move on to those grieving mother stories. But it'll be too late, with the die cast.
That this has the side benefit of exposing the Ninth Circuit for what it is, the Supreme Court of Californistan, well, that's icing.