Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller Awfully Defends Trump's Travel Ban
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Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller Awfully Defends Trump’s Travel Ban

President Trump’s travel ban was rejected by the court on Feb 9. Stephen Miller insists the court ruling was “beyond question”.


The executive order given on Jan. 28 had banned seven Muslim-majority countries from entry into the US. This very ban caused outrage in airports across the US, triggering protests among the public.

DALLAS, TX – JANUARY 28: Protesters gather to denounce President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans certain immigration.  (Photo by G. Morty Ortega/Getty Images)

Families who have a life in the US with green cards and even dual-citizenship was denied entry into the US.

In reaction, several lawsuits have been filed against the executive order, therefore, a federal judge had issued a temporary block against the travel ban.

Trump has said he may fight the case in the courts, but could also consider issuing a new executive order, as reported by BBC.

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Mr. Miller accused the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the block on Mr. Trump’s order, of “overreaching”.

He also told ABC’s This Week: “We have equal branches of government in this country. The judiciary is not supreme.”

However, under the US system of checks and balances, courts can declare laws, or acts by the president, unconstitutional.

“I’m prepared to go on any show, anywhere, any time and repeat it and say the president of the United States is correct 100 percent,” he said, reported by Huffington Post.

Miller fails to produce an essential form of defense, as no evidence was provided for his arguments.

“And you know and I know that no foreign national living in Yemen or any other foreign country has a constitutional right to enter our country.”

Miller is correct in the sense if somebody “who comes into the United States of America illegally, who conducts a terrorist operation killing thousands of innocent Americans – men, women, and children – is not a lawful combatant…. They don’t deserve the same guarantees and safeguards that would be used for an American citizen going through the normal judicial process”, in Bush’s military order after 9/11.

However, this does not apply to the seven countries listed in the travel ban who have never committed a terrorist attack in the US.

When questioned why countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, etc were not added to Trump’s travel ban list, Miller responded that the countries listed stand as a threat to the US currently.

“The first seven countries listed are based on our determination, about the security conditions in those countries and their ability to cooperate with us”, he stated.

Miller on the Sunday show continues to add that he “would be glad to come back on [the] show and walk through how we have kept our country safe across the board from individuals coming into our country who don’t share our values and who don’t love our people.”

A lack of evidence on this statement is presented. Miller spewed out several statements which held no substance of reason.

Additionally, he told CBS News’ John Dickerson that it was “crazy” for judges to rule on the constitutionality of laws. He also repeated criticism of Judge James Robart, the Seattle-based federal judge who halted the ban earlier this month.

But, despite the cringe-worthy interview, Trump sent out a tweet congratulating Miller on his performance.

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