President Trump's travel ban revised
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A draft of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban could be released any day this week. Some of the details have already been leaked while some are still being finalized.
A senior administration official says the order, which President Trump revised after federal courts shot down his original immigration and refugee ban, will target only those same seven Muslim-majority countries.
The official also says green-card holders and dual citizens of the U.S. and any of those countries are exempt.
“I think you know they're doing basically what they should've done before they are checking this against the Constitution protections that exist and doing this in a more legal way,” said Immigration Attorney, Ashwin Sharma.
The executive order is said to still focus on Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya.
But there are some differences.
“The executive order that is coming up from President Trump looks to be a bit more streamlined than the last one. It looks like they're not going to be implementing it for people that are in transit, it's like they're not going to be affecting work visa holders green card holders they may also be focusing on more narrowly on the constitutional challenges and how to overcome them,” said Sharma.
He says he thinks the new order will be better received.
“This more streamlined new version, it appears they're going to have to sort of focus on the war-torn aspect of these countries or some other factors that have a greater and better constitutional Nexis to the national security question,” said Sharma.
The newest executive order from President Trump, banning certain immigrants should be announced sometime this week.
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