At his press conference yesterday, Trump said he will issue the revised order “toward the beginning or middle” of next week. Here are three changes he is likely to make:
1. The new order will explicitly exclude lawful permanent residents from the travel ban.The Supreme Court has saidgreen-card holders have a right to due process if the government tries to stop them from re-entering the country after traveling abroad. The Trump administration concedes that point but says the travel ban should not be interpreted as covering lawful permanent residents (LPRs), even though officials at the White House and the Department of Homeland Security initially said it did….
2. The new order probably will exclude people who do not have green cards but are already legally living in the United States.The Trump administration thinks the 9th Circuit was wrong to suggest that people from the seven banned countries who are legally working or studying in the U.S. on nonimmigrant visas have any due process rights when the government decides to revoke their visas. Francisco and Kneedler say “no court has adopted” that position, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has rejected it.