White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller appeared on Fox News tonight where he slammed court rulings against Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.
“The rulings from these courts were flawed, erroneous and false. Nothing was wrong with the first executive order. The president’s actions were clearly legal and constitutional and consistent with the longstanding tradition of presidents in the past to exercise the authority in the Immigration and Nationality Act to suspend immigration when it poses a threat to our security.”
The rollout of the executive order was criticized for sparking chaos at airports across the country.
Miller added the countries impacted by Trump’s original order have long presented security threats to the U.S.
“The reality is these seven countries were designated by President Obama and by Congress in 2015 and 2016. Look at the conditions in those countries,” Miller told host Martha MacCallum. “We’ve had dozens of terrorism cases from these countries. Case after case after case. This is an assessment based on the threat these countries pose today and going into the future. The president is acting decisively to protect our country from these threats.”
Trump’s initial order last month imposed a 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It also froze general refugee admissions in the U.S. for four months and indefinitely blocked Syrian refugees.
A federal judge placed a nationwide halt on the order last month as a lawsuit against it proceeds, a ruling later upheld by a three-judge appeals panel.
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