Liberals have said that Donald Trump’s view on immigration is unconstitutional. They say that he cannot simply single out Muslims and restrict their entry to the United States. But there is a law that allows the President to do just that.
The President can set limits on immigration according to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. The act was passed under a Democrat president and Democrat Congress.
The act reads, “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.”
So, according to the law, Donald Trump, when he becomes President of the United States, can impose limits and restrictions on immigration. Trump has stated that he would limit immigration from countries that have been compromised by terrorism as well.
Conservative Tribune reports:
During an interview on “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump challenged the assumption that his so-called “Muslim ban” was unconstitutional, telling host Chuck Todd that the Constitution doesn’t “necessarily give us the right to commit suicide.”
Trump made the remarks about his proposal to ban “immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven that vetting mechanisms have been put in place” during his acceptance speech last Thursday night. To Todd, this was pulling back from what he called “the Muslim ban.”
“The Muslim ban — I think you’ve pulled back from it, but you tell me,” Todd said. “This feels like a slight rollback … should we interpret it at that?”