As Trump Prepares New Immigration Order, UB Professor Predicts Green Card Changes
(WBEN/AP) President Donald Trump said that he's considering signing a new executive order on immigration after the one suspending the nation's refugee program and barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries was held up in court.
Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to Florida that he's confident he'll win his court battle, but "we also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order."
"We need speed for reasons of security," he said. "So it could very well be that we do that." Trump said a new order would likely change very little from the first and that he'll likely act Monday or Tuesday.
"There are a few things the court sort of really pointed out that I think if Trump were to go through with the order and change that would make it a lot less likely to face a legal challenge,' says Rick Su, a University at Buffalo Law Professor who studies immigration, and clerked for the 9th Circuit Court reviewing the Trump order.
"If they were to make an executive order that specifically said green card holders or other residents here with ties to the community that may be just leaving for a period of time, that would go a long way. At least that is one of the major things," Su said, during an appearance on WBEN's Hardline program Sunday. HEAR IT HERE
The 9th Circuit court of appeals did not rule on the constitutionality of Trump's ['s order which suspends all intake of refugees and puts a temporary 90-day ban on entrants from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Yemen
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided Thursday with the states of Washington and Minnesota in refusing to reinstate the ban, opening the possibility that the case could advance to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Friday, a federal judge in Virginia also seemed inclined to rule against the administration in a different challenge.
For his part, Trump promised Friday to take action "very rapidly" to protect the U.S., but offered no immediate details. He said he still expects to prevail against the legal challenges, despite the appellate court decision.