Some Context For Trump's New Immigration Executive Order

By Jonathan Meyer, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP (January 31, 2017, 12:02 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump's issuance of an executive order on Jan. 27, banning travel to the U.S. for 90 days by nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries, and putting a halt to the U.S. refugee assistance program for 120 days, has sown confusion and spurred anger in the few days it has been in effect. In addition to the controversy over its substance, arguments are raging over the White House's claims of precedent for the executive order, and the implications of implementing "extreme vetting."

A Short Overview

First, let's go over what the new executive order requires. Under its provisions:

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