Congressman Mike Gallagher's thoughts on President Trump's revised travel ban

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - President Trump is expected to issue a revised version of his travel ban in the coming days. Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) is hopeful any new order removes the restrictions that caused people to protest nationwide. Today while in Green Bay for a conference, Gallagher said he hopes the administration has learned from its missteps.

The Republican says he understands the president's motivation behind the ban. Trump wants to slow the entry of immigrants into the U.S. from seven Muslim majority countries, while better vetting procedures are developed to ensure terrorists don't gain entry.

But Gallagher hopes the new policy exempts those with permanent U.S residency or travel visas. And he urges the president to seek  long-term change by working through Congress. 

“I would urge going forward, rather then doing something through executive order, lets have that productive conversation with Congress.  And do it legislatively which I think ultimately will be a better long- term fix,” said Congressman Gallagher.

President Trump's new executive order is said to be constructed to withstand all legal challenges.  Several federal courts ruled his original order violated the constitutional protections of legal immigrants.

 

  

 


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