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Opponents face uphill battle as they vow to fight Trump’s new travel ban – Los Angeles Times

As soon as the White House announced President Trump’s new travel ban, advocates for immigrants roundly condemned it, vowing to fight what they described as an unconstitutional abuse of presidential authority.

But after months of swift court victories blocking prior bans — often criticized as bans on Muslims — legal experts said opponents may face their greatest challenge yet.

The new ban addresses some of the legal challenges that brought down prior versions, said Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration attorney and law professor at Cornell University.

“The proclamation goes into depth about how the administration conducted its survey of other countries’ identity management and information-sharing protocols. The proclamation bars only certain people from certain countries, not everyone from a given country. The proclamation includes North Korea and Venezuela, two non-Muslim-majority countries. And the new travel ban does not bar refugees from entering the United States,” Yale-Loehr said.

Opponents face uphill battle as they vow to fight Trump’s new travel ban – Los Angeles Times

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