Trump’s Own Tweets Help Kill His Government’s Travel Ban, Again

Trump’s Own Tweets Help Kill His Government’s Travel Ban, Again

I commented again on President Trump’s travel ban tweets and their negative effect defending his legislation. For the second time, the President’s own comments have aided the courts in knocking down his executive order.

Fortune covers this issue in the article, here.

Donald Trump signs executive order to reform H-1B visas

Al Jazeera reports on Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order demanding changes to the H-1B visa program. However, this executive order is an overly simple solution to a complex problem, and it limiting temporary work visas to boost US employment rates could have the opposite effect.

 

Immigrants account for a disproportionately large share of start-ups and patents in the United States, and for every H-1B position requested, U.S. tech companies increase their employment by five workers. Cutting the H-1B program pushes talented immigrants to look elsewhere, and this administration risks hurting the U.S. economy by accelerating the existing problem of off-shoring work and talent to other countries.

Trump said dangerous people might be pouring in without his travel ban. But he’s not rushing to restore it.

Trump said dangerous people might be pouring in without his travel ban. But he’s not rushing to restore it.

I spoke with the Washington Post about some of the options the Trump Administration might pursue regarding the travel ban. There might be strategic reasons to wait before appealing it, but waiting also seems counterintuitive to the stated urgency of the order. Read more with Washington Post.

Trump’s words come back to haunt in court

Trump’s words come back to haunt in court

A leopard cannot change his spots by taking a bath. Trump’s inflammatory campaign and ongoing rally remarks betray his executive order’s facial neutrality and reveal its true intent.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/politics/trump-campaign-statements-federal-lawsuits/index.html