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News on The 700 Club: June 30, 2017

As seen on "The 700 Club," June 30: Trump travel ban met with protests: More court challenges ahead?, 10 years later, iPhone has massive effect on faith community, and more. Read Transcript

Well, welcome to the 700 Club.

After months of court battles, President Trump's travel ban

went into effect last night, and more legal challenges

are already on the way.

The President says he's simply acting to protect Americans

from possible terrorism.

But protesters still took to some major airports.

Mark Martin has the story.

MARK MARTIN: Now that President Trump's travel ban

is in effect, travelers from six Muslim majority countries

with links to terrorism have to meet certain requirements

before they can enter the US.

The countries affected include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan,

Syria, and Yemen.

The American public could have legitimate concerns

about their safety when we open our doors.

MARK MARTIN: No chaos at airports, which remained calm

overall, although protesters gathered at LAX in Los Angeles.

We don't want to be living in a society

where people are discriminated against.

They're trying to find a way into this arena of suppressing

Muslim rights.

So if they are successful with these countries,

more countries will get added.

My family members are stuck in a war zone.

MARK MARTIN: And at Union Square in New York.

I've been very mentally and emotionally drained

from all this for a while.

On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision,

reinstated practically all of the revised travel ban,

overturning lower court rulings that critics said

amounted to liberal overreach.

The high court said travelers who

could prove a bona fide relationship with a US

person or entity could enter the country.

The State Department this week said the personal relationships

include a parent, spouse, son, daughter, son-in-law,

daughter-in-law, sibling, or fiance already in the United


The President's initial travel ban in January

surprised travelers and fueled widespread protests.

The revised version could lead to a new round

of court battles.

Already the state of Hawaii filed an emergency motion

requesting that a federal judge provide

more clarification on what exactly

counts as a personal relationship.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to consider the overall ban

in October.

Mark Martin, CBN News.

Well, let me underline the principle

that's really at work here.

And it's not just-- you know, not

about the travel ban itself.

President Trump ran on a platform that included this,

and he won an election.

And then in the aftermath of the election,

when he tried to put it in place,

he found district court judges saying, no,

as President of the United States,

you don't have authority to do this.

And they somehow found constitutional rights

in foreign citizens-- that somehow they

enjoy the protections of the Bill of Rights.

What the Supreme Court has done is

emphasize judicial restraint.

I hope they do it strongly in their October decision.

We'll have to wait to see that, but this is

what I call judicial overreach.

And in a country where there is a rule of law,

yes, the President has to comply with the law.

But so do the federal courts.

And they have to understand under the Constitution

the broad powers given to the President,

particularly on foreign affairs and on immigration

and who has the right to come into the United States.

In my view, this was a clear case of judicial overreach,

and I hope the Supreme Court underlines

that so in the future, federal district

court judges don't sit there thinking somehow they

have power over the President.

In other news, Congress has passed two bills

to crack down on problems related to illegal immigration.

John Jessup has that story from our CBN News

bureau in Washington.


Thanks, Gordon.

The House passed a measure known as "Kate's Law."

it would mean tougher penalties for illegal aliens who've

been deported but try to come back to the United States.

The bill is named after Kate Steinle,

the San Francisco woman killed two years ago

by an illegal immigrant who came back to the country

despite being deported several times.

Another measure would prevent sanctuary cities

from getting federal grants.

The two bills were passed after a group of families

who lost their loved ones to criminal illegal immigrants

spoke out this week here in Washington.

Paul Strand has that story.

NARRATOR: Burglary, assault, rape, murder.

We are AVIAC, Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime.

PAUL STRAND: At this launch in the nation's capital,

members of the group talked about how they lost their loved

ones, like Maureen Maloney's son Matthew, hit

by a drunk illegal criminal who then ran over

Matthew's body twice more.

Tragically, the unlicensed, drunk, criminal alien

made the fatal decision to flee.

He ran over Matthew, and Matthew became trapped

under the truck wheel-well.

Matthew was dragged over a quarter of a mile to his death,

as panicked, horrified onlookers tried frantically

to get the driver to stop.

The driver knew he was dragging Matthew,

yet he continued to flee.

PAUL STRAND: Mary Ann Mendoza spoke of her son Brandon.

An illegal criminal, three times the legal limit drunk

and high on meth, crashed head-on into my son's car,

killing him, after the illegal had traveled over 35 miles

the wrong way on four different freeways in Phoenix.

This illegal criminal had previously committed crimes

in our country and was allowed to stay here.

PAUL STRAND: Michelle Root's daughter

Sarah was murdered last year.

All of our loved ones would still

be here today if it wasn't for the person that

was here illegally.

PAUL STRAND: Congressman Steve King, a leading fighter

in Congress against illegal immigration, echoed that theme.

King points out a whopping 28% of the prison population

are illegal immigrant criminals.

Crimes are committed in greater numbers

by criminal aliens in this country

than they are by American citizens.

The GAO studies, at least two of them, prove that.

PAUL STRAND: So King says many more families would

be safe from tragedies like these families have suffered

if the illegal criminals are removed from the US

or prevented from ever getting into the country

in the first place, Sabine Durden

believes such enforcement could have saved her son Dominic.

A previously deported two-time felon illegally here from

Guatemala decided that our laws don't apply to him.

He already had two felonies, two DUIs on his record,

and he was still on probation for his last DUI.

The unlicensed killer turned left

with his unregistered, uninsured truck

in front of oncoming traffic and struck Dominic

so hard that it threw my son into a wall.

PAUL STRAND: AVIAC says it will fight for tough legislation

as they shine a spotlight on the high costs the country pays

for letting illegal criminals stay

free to victimize Americans.

Paul Strand, CBN News, Washington.

Thanks, Paul.

Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski

fired back at President Trump today

after he attacked them in a controversial tweet

Thursday, calling Brzezinski crazy

and saying she was bleeding badly

from a facelift when he saw them at his Florida estate

back in December.

The co-hosts said he lied about that encounter.

Brzezinski repeatedly has attacked Trump on the show,

and some leading Republicans didn't like Trump's response.

Look, what we're trying to do around here

is improve the tone and the civility of the debate,

and this obviously doesn't help do that.

Some political analysts believe the controversy

will die down fairly quickly.

Well, the iPhone turns 10 years old,

and it's changed not only the way people communicate,

surf the web, shop, and even conduct their finances,

It's also changed the way some people read the Bible.

Millions of people now read the Bible on smartphone apps.

The most popular is YouVersion, which

has been downloaded about 277 million times

in over 1,000 languages.

Or people can read the scriptures

on various Bible websites through their phones as well.

Gordon, what's your preference, the Bible app?

Or do you use the traditional leather-bound hard copy?

I like the Superbook Bible app.

That's a really good one.

So I'll do a plug for the one that CBN has.

I use YouVersion as well.

And having a Bible on your phone is a wonderful thing.

And you don't have to carry around a book anymore--

you have it right with you.

And whenever you want to, you can spend time in the Bible.

It might be a better thing than spending time on Twitter.



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