Trump tries again on immigrant ban | Arkansas Blog

Monday, March 6, 2017

Trump tries again on immigrant ban

Posted By on Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Donald Trump has signed a new executive order to ban certain immigrants. He's dropped the list of seven Muslim majority countries to six. Iraq is no longer included. It will only apply to new visas and not affect legal permanent residents. Also, the ban on Syrians is not indefinite.

Jeff Sessions says it's good, so ...

The Arkansas congressional delegation will shortly cheer it.

The ACLU isn't impressed:

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction:

“The Trump administration has conceded that its original Muslim ban was indefensible. Unfortunately, it has replaced it with a scaled-back version that shares the same fatal flaws. The only way to actually fix the Muslim ban is not to have a Muslim ban. Instead, President Trump has recommitted himself to religious discrimination, and he can expect continued disapproval from both the courts and the people.

“What's more, the changes the Trump administration has made, and everything we've learned since the original ban rolled out, completely undermine the bogus national security justifications the president has tried to hide behind and only strengthen the case against his unconstitutional executive orders.”

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