100 Voices | Local lawyer weighs in on new travel ban


The Trump Administration pushing for a more secure America. The main focus of the new travel ban is safety of our country. A law professor at Widener University in Harrisburg says this ban is more organized and thought out.

"It's much more carefully crafted in terms of implementation,” said Jill Family, Widener University Law Professor.

The plans for the second travel ban are now on the table. National security a highlight of this ban.

"It's focus is on preventing the entry of new foreign nationals from the six designated countries, it is important to note that nothing in this executive order affects existing lawful permanent residents or persons with current authorization to enter our homeland,” said John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security.

In January, the first immigration ban stirred up a lot fear among immigrants who were afraid they would be deported. Law Professor Jill Family says this should not be the case this time.

"It really only applies to people who are applying for visas and so I don't think you will see like the situations we saw in January,” said Jill Family.

Specifically at major airports.

"Where people get on a plane and they think they are coming to the United States and at the border they are turned around,” said Family.

It's a more refined approach when vetting immigrants.

It also is calling on the department of homeland security just generally to think about what more it can do in terms of safety.

Safety measure that includes a stronger focus on those who are coming into the US.

"Today's executive order which President Trump signed this morning will make America more secure and address long overdue concerns about the security of our immigration system,” said Kelly.

The new ban is slated to go into effect on March 16th.

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