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By Sean McCaffrey
It seems like the appeals process for Trumps first immigration ban will be for naught. President Trump may be delivering yet another executive order on immigration that will hopefully be more effective than his first. Regardless of the Washington judge’s decision, Trump’s first executive order on immigration likely would have been axed one way or another. It was too broad, too controversial, and too hastily implemented.
On his second attempt at tightening immigration or travel requirements, expect to see President Trump have a developed structure within the executive branch for implementing his policy to avoid another administrative fiasco. Also, expect to see the targets of his ban to be more specifically addressed. However, don’t expect President Trump to change his second attempt too much, otherwise he’ll be accused of backing down on his own promises.
Ultimately, President Trump does have the authority to do what he proposes to do. Non-citizens and those on United States soil are not guaranteed the same constitutional rights as citizens, and he has the power to exert immigration policy controls. While there will be protests and his immigration policy will probably be challenged in court, the Supreme Court should and most likely will side with him.