During a news conference, President Trump announced that he will sign a new Executive Order (EO) on immigration. This announcement is in response to the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against the travel ban. In addition to the new EO, President Trump also stated that he will appeal the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court.
In other news, a bill was introduced in the Senate by about 20 senators that, if passed, will block President Trump’s EO on interior enforcement. This EO from Trump expands the interior enforcement in the United States.
VERDICT: The announcement of the new Executive Order reflects Trump’s strong desire to push for stringent immigration reform. Based on the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the current makeup of the Supreme Court, it is unlikely the Supreme Court will change the ruling of the Circuit Court. Trump is hoping that this new EO will find more success, but we will have to wait and see what the specifics of the EO will be.
The legislation introduced in the Senate is promising. It shows the ability of the legislative branch, in addition to the courts, to check the powers of Trump. This current Congress is Republican in both the House and the Senate, so it will be difficult for Democrats to pass legislation on this issue. However, there is potential for the Democrats to protest the actions of the Trump administration through introducing these bills.