President Trump’s Travel Ban

Steve Mulroy, a law professor at the University of Memphis, wrote about President Trump’s travel ban in the Commercial Appeal. I wanted to share his points on why it might be illegal.1. Even though there is a statute (law) stating that the President can suspend “any class of aliens” there is a more recent statute (law) that states discriminating the issuing of visas on a person’s “nationality, place of birth, or place of residence.”2. One can argue “due process”, that is the affected people did not have time argue against their removal.3. It may violate “equal protection” by intentionally discriminating against Muslims.4. And a legal argument that I have not thought about, but Mr. Mulroy has, that we still have a separation of church and state in our government. You cannot favor one religion over another. Thank you Mr. Mulroy for a great article. Remember the fight goes on, just because the president writes it down, doesn’t mean its legal.

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