Trump's Travel Ban and the Limits of the US Constitution (El Espacio de Libertad, Seguridad y Justicia y el Derecho del Convenio Europeo de Derechos Humanos)
El Espacio de Libertad, Seguridad y Justicia y el Derecho del Convenio Europeo de Derechos Humanos, edited by Juan Ignacio Ugartemendía and Henri Labayle, 2018
15 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2017 Last revised: 7 Nov 2018
Date Written: October 18, 2017
This article will describe the announcement and implementation of the Travel Ban, including all three versions. From there, it will explain how the Travel Ban reveals limits to the protections of the United States Constitution in immigration law. The Nineteenth Century plenary power doctrine gives the political branches of the US government virtually unrestricted power when it comes to some aspects of immigration law. The Travel Ban directly implicates that outdated interpretation of constitutional immigration law. The Travel Ban is the real life manifestation of concerns about plenary power. The Travel Ban exposes a severe deficiency in US immigration law that is incompatible with American values and must be fixed.
Keywords: immigration, immigration law, immigration policy, constitutional law, travel ban, Trump, due process clause
JEL Classification: K00, K19, K37
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