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Immigration Law

Trump's Refugee Ban Could Backfire: 100+ National Security Experts

Nahal Toosi, Politico, Jan. 30, 2017- "More than 100 former U.S. officials from both parties are urging agency heads to use their own authority to ease some of the restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigrants—and to urge the White House to rescind it altogether. ... The letter writers argue that Trump's order is written in such as a way that it undermines its own intent.  “We may even endanger Christian communities, by handing [the Islamic State terrorist network] a recruiting tool and propaganda victory that spreads their horrific message that the United States is engaged in a religious war,” the signatories state."