Trump Starts Vowed Immigration Crackdown with Border Wall, Possible Limits on Refugees


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.”

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