Sunday, October 1, 2017

Travel Ban 3.0: Legalese Cannot Mask a Harsh and Misguided Policy by Raquel Aldana

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Travel Ban 3.0: Legalese Cannot Mask a Harsh and Misguided Policy
Raquel Aldana, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity and Professor of Law, UC Davis

In this blog post, Aldana takes on President Trump's travel ban 3.0:

"On its surface, travel ban 3.0 appears to draw careful distinctions in the degrees of travel restrictions imposed on each of the eight nations based on alleged differences in the security risks presented by each. However, with the exception of Venezuela, the most important fact is that travel ban 3.0 indefinitely bars nationals from all of the seven remaining nations from permanent immigration into the United States. No careful “tailoring” as the government claims, can hide this harsh reality. Moreover, six of the targeted nations (Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen) are predominantly Muslim. Not unlike the previous two travel bans, travel ban 3.0 hurts predominantly Muslim U.S. families, Muslim refugees, and the entire U.S. economy with highly questionable national security gains. "

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/10/travel-ban-30-legalese-cannot-mask-a-harsh-and-misguided-policy-by-raquel-aldana.html

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