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White House Wants It Both Ways on Revised Travel Ban

posted on March 6, 2017

POLITICO’s Josh Gerstein, Josh Dawsey, and Tara Palmeri report, “The White House has spent more than a month retooling President Donald Trump’s suspended executive order barring travel and immigration from Muslim countries, all along promising the public that the revised version would be substantially the same as the original—while telling courts just the opposite.” Released today, the new ban removse Iraq from the list of countries targeted for travel limits. Comparing the updated order to the last ban, which was blocked by an appeals court, Gerstein, Dawsey, and Palmeri write, “If the order is ‘tailored’ to previous court rulings, as Trump has pledged, it could fare better in the courts.”