“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
President Trump certainly adheres to this idiom, whether it’s for better or worse. This is definitely the case with his several attempts at creating a travel ban, specifically targeting Muslim nations.
As Trump’s previous travel ban is currently being debated within the Supreme Court, Reuters is now reporting that his administration is on the verge of releasing yet another Executive Order for a brand new travel ban.
This E/O will apparently add additional nations to the current list of 6 countries on the White House’s previous ban. The details of which countries will be added, has not yet been released, and it is unknown if it will include any countries which are not considered to be Muslim nations.
The new ban comes on the heels of the previous ban expiring this coming Sunday, so in essence the Trump administration will look to continue the ban even longer, but this time with additional stipulations put in place. It is quite possible that the White House is aiming to add additional countries to the list because they have a feeling that the last executive order will be overturned by the Supreme Court, perhaps as soon as next month. Could Trump be adding non-Muslim countries to the ban list simply to circumvent the idea being put forth that he is targeting Muslim-only nations? That is unknown, but it’s a real possibility.
“The Trump administration will ensure we only admit those who can be properly vetted and will not pose a threat to national security or public safety,” a White House official said earlier this week.
What do you think? Will this new travel ban include non-Muslim nations or will it simply add more countries to the list that are represented mostly by Muslims? Discuss in the comments section below.