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Could Trump Use Travel Ban Ruling to Limit Business Visas?

June 28, 2018, 12:15 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court’s travel ban ruling recognized the president’s broad authority to act in the national interest when it comes to immigration. Does that mean he can exercise similar authority to block employment-based immigration programs he doesn’t like?

Maybe.

“I definitely think he could do more,” Stephen Legomsky, a professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, told Bloomberg Law June 27. But the question is “where the line would be drawn,” he said.

The justices “did rely heavily on national security” as a justification for the travel ban, said Legomsky, who served as chief counsel at...

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