Trump's migrant plan would not be illegal

NY Times:
Donald J. Trump left the stage after a speech in Manchester, N.H., on Monday. The Republican presidential candidate has vowed that he would block immigration from regions with a “proven history of terrorism.”
Damon Winter/The New York Times
Donald J. Trump left the stage after a speech in Manchester, N.H., on Monday. The Republican presidential candidate has vowed that he would block immigration from regions with a “proven history of terrorism.”
Immigration experts agree that while the president has the power to order a ban, it would prompt retaliation against American citizens abroad.
He has actually modified his plan from the recent proposal to ban all Muslim, to one much closer to that proposed by Ted Cruz which would be limited to countries with a large terrorists population.  That would include Syria and Libya and possible others.  Retaliation by those two countries would be meaningless since no American in their right mind is interested in immigrating there anyway.

His plan still suffers from his tendency to overstate his proposals.  Obama's Syrian refugee programs is still deeply unpopular in much of the country and that gives some impetus to the Trump plan.  Obama has also put some of these refugees in positions in the government even though they appear hostile to the US war effort against radical Islam.

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