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Schumer: Trump’s revised ban will have ‘same uphill climb’ in court

Greg Nash

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday ripped President Trump’s revised travel executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries, predicting that it will run into the same legal problems as Trump’s original measure.

“Despite their best efforts, I fully expect this executive order to have the same uphill climb in the courts that the previous version had,” Schumer said in a statement. 
 
The new order removed Iraq from the countries affected by the temporary travel ban and halts all refugee admissions to the U.S. for four months. The previous ban contained that provision but also halted Syrian refugee resettlement indefinitely. 
 
{mosads}Schumer added on Monday that while the new executive order is “watered down,” it is still a “ban.” 
 
“Despite the Administration’s changes, this dangerous executive order makes us less safe, not more, it is mean-spirited, and un-American. It must be repealed,” he said. 
 
The new policy includes clearer guidance on who is exempt from the ban, including legal permanent residents of the U.S. and dual nationals using a passport from a country not affected by the ban. 
 
Trump was initially expected to roll out the ban last week, but reportedly delayed it after getting positive feedback from his first address before a joint session of Congress. 
 
Schumer accused the administration on Monday of delaying the revised order “so the president could bask in the aftermath” of the speech. 
 
“[It] is all the proof Americans need to know that this has absolutely nothing to do with national security,” he said. 
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