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Third Parties in U.S. Politics – June 14-16, 2017
Washington Post Arranges Win for Trump (by Stephen Cox)
The president's authority to declare such suspensions can been found in section 212(f) of the INA, the pertinent part of which reads as follows:
"(f) Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."The 90-day suspension can be waived on a case-by-case basis.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has applied this waiver to the entry of lawful permanent residents. He has stated that, "absent the receipt of significant derogatory information indicating a serious threat to public safety and welfare, lawful permanent resident status will be a dispositive factor in our case-by-case determinations."
Federal law gives Trump broad immigration authority (ABA Journal)
Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Is Both Legal and Constitutional
Andrew Napolitano: President Trump and immigration
In 1952, Congress passed the Immigration and Nationality Act, which expressly authorized the president to suspend the immigration of any person, class of people or group of people into the United States for public health, public safety or national security reasons.
The courts have upheld this presidential power because under our system, immigration materially affects the nation’s foreign policy and foreign policy is constitutionally the domain of the president -- with Congress’ role being limited to the senatorial confirmation of treaties and ambassadors and to authorization of money for the president to spend. Yet the courts have limited the president’s exercise of this power so that he cannot base it on First Amendment-protected liberties, such as the freedoms of speech, religion and association. So he cannot bar an immigrant because of the immigrant’s political views, religion or colleagues.
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter exercised this presidential power to bar anyone from Iran from entering the country until the hostage crisis was resolved. In 2011, President Barack Obama used this presidential power to bar anyone from Iraq from entering the country for six months. Enter President Trump.