We’ve been waiting for a new Executive Order restricting travel from high-risk countries after the first one was struck down by the 9th Circuit Court.
It’s not quite ready yet, but here is what you need to know.
1. The same 7 countries as the previous Executive Order will be affected.
The Obama administration had labeled 7 countries that were high-risks for terror, and these are the same countries still covered by the temporary travel restrictions. They are: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Syria.
The vetting process still needs to be reviewed to ensure that terrorists don’t slip through.
2. Exemptions will be given to Green Card holders and Dual Citizens.
This was one major issue with the original Executive Order.
The language in the first Executive Order was interpreted to include Green Card holders and dual citizens. The new Order will clearly exempt Green Card holders.
Dual citizens that have citizenship with one of the banned countries could still travel to the U.S. if they have a passport for the other country in which they are a citizen. (Eg. An individual with both French and Lybian citizenship could still travel to the U.S. with their French passport.)
3. The 50,000 cap on Refugees will remain in place.
The court had no issue with the 50,000 cap, so it will remain.
Obama had wanted to increase this number to 110,000.
Sorry, Barry, that’s not gonna happen.
4. There may be an exemption for Syrian Refugees.
The original Executive Order had put an indefinite freeze on Syrian Refugees, but the administration is still undecided on this provision.
5. The new Executive Order will still be subject to liberal lawsuits.
The initial Executive Order was struck down by the uber-left leaning 9th
Circus Circuit Court.
Check out what CNN has to say about it:
Challengers to the original executive order are anxiously awaiting the new one.
Immigration attorney David Leopold argued that the very fact that a new order is being drafted “is a clear admission by the Trump administration that the President directly violated immigration law and the Constitution when he ordered a sweeping ban on Muslims and Syrian refugees in late January.”
Lee Gelernt, an attorney with the ACLU who is challenging the order in New York courts, said he expects the new order will exempt green card holders, but warned that he expected other aspects of the new order to present legal problems. “If the only real change is to exempt green card holders, than the legal challenges will continue full force,” he said.
“This debate is critical both legally and policy-wise,” said Leon Fresco, an immigration attorney and former Obama administration Justice official. “Obviously, it is important not to run afoul of existing court orders precluding cancellation of visas. But even more importantly, it sends a disconcerting signal to all potential foreign visitors when the US cancels visas for entire groups on short notice rather than canceling visas due to the actions of individual visa holders.”
The Left isn’t going to give up asserting its Progressive agenda on an unwilling American public.
Not even at the expense of National Security.
Will this new Executive Order that complies with the 9th Circuit’s concerns go unchallenged?
Will the Media (D) stop inaccurately calling it a ‘Muslim Ban’?
Let us know what you think in the comments.
H/T: The Daily Wire