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Biden Just Reversed Trump Transgender Military Ban – Order Allows ‘All Qualified Americans to Serve in the Military’



President Joe Biden has just signed an executive order reversing President Trump’s total ban on transgender service members.

The order “sets the policy that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to serve. The All-Volunteer Force thrives when it is composed of diverse Americans who can meet the rigorous standards for military service, and an inclusive military strengthens our national security.”

“President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity. This question of how to enable all qualified Americans to serve in the military is easily answered by recognizing our core values. America is stronger, at home and around the world, when it is inclusive. The military is no exception. Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the military and better for the country because an inclusive force is a more effective force. Simply put, it’s the right thing to do and is in our national interest.”

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Experts: President’s ‘Cruelty,’ ‘Sloppiness’ and ‘Incompetence’ Forced Chief Justice’s DACA Ruling ‘Rebuke to Trump’



Immigration and legal experts are weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that President Donald Trump violated federal law. The Chief Justice ruled Trump cannot arbitrarily end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama program known as DACA that protects over 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children by their parents.

DACA is supported by 85% of Americans. Trump has tried to kill the program since taking office in 2017.

New York Times chief White House correspondent called the majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, a “rebuke to Trump.”

University of Texas School of Law law professor and CNN contributor:

Voting rights expert and Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman invoked a more colorful response:

Civil rights lawyer:

MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes:

NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner:

Former DOJ spokesperson, now an MSNBC Justice & Security Analyst:

Economist David Rothschild:

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