The Intellectual Origins of Trump’s Chilling Immigration Plan


Visiting Professor Corey Brettschneider was quoted in a Vanity Fair article about President Trump’s immigration plan.

“It’s certainly in the idea of originalism, in that it relies that you understand the text at the time it was written, [but]there are a lot of people, even in that broadly conservative camp, that just reject it,” said Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science and public policy at Brown University, and the recent author of The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents. “There are a couple of scholars that are pushing it, but it’s not a mainstream view even in conservative circles. That’s because it’s kind of wacky.”

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