Jennifer Gordon was quoted in Foreign Policy about Donald Trump’s executive orders regarding immigration.
However, the focus on Muslim countries — as promised during the campaign trail — might provide an opening for an uphill legal challenge, from U.S. citizens or residents, said Jennifer Gordon, an immigration law expert at Fordham University.
“Could there conceivably be a challenge?” she said. “Absolutely, on the basis of discrimination by religion, a First Amendment challenge.”
“If the president presents any hint of a rational reason or justification — for example, ‘terror prone countries,’” said Gordon, “it’s likely it will be upheld.”