What Trump's 's---hole' comments could mean for the travel ban

As President Trump’s words are being widely condemned, some legal experts believe that the “s---hole” remark could also impact his case for the travel ban.

But given his previous call for a “Muslim ban” and other public statements, other experts aren’t sure this latest comment makes much legal difference.

Attorneys fighting the president’s executive action restricting travel in court, connected the president’s latest comment to what they says is a “racist” ideology.

“The travel ban is a de facto quota – a return to a discredited national origin quota system that was in our law until Congress wisely abolished it in 1965,” said Peter Margulies, professor at Roger Williams School of Law. Yesterday’s alleged statement “couldn’t have been a clearer example of what Congress wanted to abolish.”

According to Margulies, the latest travel ban should be struck down in court on statutory grounds as a violation of a 1965 immigration law prohibiting discrimination based on national... ...
3 Published By - ABC News: Politics - 2018.01.13. 05:01
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