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Some Context For Trump's New Immigration Executive Order



by Jonathan E. Meyer
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Washington Office

February 16, 2017

Previously published on January 31, 2017

President Donald Trump’s issuance of an executive order on Jan. 27, banning travel to the U.S. for 90 days by nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries, and putting a halt to the U.S. refugee assistance program for 120 days, has sown confusion and spurred anger in the few days it has been in effect. In addition to the controversy over its substance, arguments are raging over the White House’s claims of precedent for the executive order, and the implications of implementing “extreme vetting.”


 

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