Trump Looking To Have New Executive Order On Immigration
While the Ninth Circuit Court dealt President Donald Trump another blow to his controversial immigration executive order, it seems the president isn’t done yet. Sources have told NBC that the White House is already crafting a new executive order on immigration, even though Trump tweeted that he would continue fighting and appealing the ruling.
Trump’s legal team still thinks they have a chance at winning in the end, but by crafting the new order—which started days ago—it would give them a backup option to fall on if it doesn’t go their way. According to several White House sources close to Trump and per MSNBC’s Joe Scarbarough, the new immigration order is set to contain verbiage that would be more appealing to the federal courts.
The Ninth Circuit Court shot down the White House’s request to lift the “Muslim ban” as the president as called it from time to time. The three-judge panel voted 3-0 to not reinstate it. The panel ruled that the Justice Department had not shown that keeping the president’s travel restrictions on hold would cause “irreparable injury.” The panel also concluded that the government did not present enough evidence to justify the executive order to take effect immediately.
“On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies,” the ruling read. “And on the other, the public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families, and in freedom from discrimination.”
Immediately after the ruling, Trump took to social media to announce that he was going to fight the ruling. Also, he spoke with reporters and claimed that the move was political in nature.
However, with this latest blow, it’s looking more likely that if Trump wants to keep some form of his executive order, he is going to have to craft a new one that will gain the judges’ approval and not come off as unconstitutional. Critics of the ban said that it was unconstitutional because it targeted Muslims. However, the president said that it had nothing to do with religion.
“This is not about religion,” he said. “This is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order.”
At times, Trump and some of his surrogates have referred to it as a “Muslim ban.” Surrogate Rudy Giuliani even went on television and discussed how the president asked him for help on crafting a “Muslim ban” that would be legal.
information was gathered from NBC