A draft is circulating of the new executive order that could fix some of the problems with President Trump’s former immigration EO…
A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet.
A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised after federal courts held up his original immigration and refugee ban, will target only those same seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya.
A lot of leftist websites are pointing out that the same seven countries are listed in this executive order as the last one as proof this won’t hold up in court either. However, it was the outright ban on travel from even permit residents that cause the main problems. Banning travel from a country, as Obama did with Iraq in 2011, is not unconstitutional. As long as Trump doesn’t snare permanent residents in this EO it should pass constitutional standards.