President Donald Trump’s first full week in office came to a close with what appears to violate the constitution of the United States. Trump has vowed to prioritize granting asylum to Christian refugees over any other religions, and this is likely against the law.
Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough, to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.
With Trump’s vow he has trodden into dark constitutional territory of potentially violating the First Amendment which guarantees individuals the right to worship, or not worship, however they please. In the past individuals of a specific religion have never been prioritized in terms of asylum granting and therefore scholars are unsure what to make of Trump’s plans.
The policy will surely be tested in court and may makes its way to the Supreme Court which is the highest court in the land. If that were to transpire it may not go badly for Trump’s position as the Supreme Court is stacked with justices of conservative ideology and Trump has stated he will be picking a new justice next week. One can wager their livelihood he won’t be picking a justice who would disagree with his policies.