Law Supports Anti-Terror Ban – With One Refinement Robert Charles Posted: Jan 31, 2017
Now, deep breath. Similar national, condition-specific travel restrictions are well established. Typically, they involve a specific condition – political, health or security – and country subject to the restriction. Typically, they are temporary – as this one is. President Obama placed harsh, indefinite restrictions on entry into the US from Liberia, Sierra Leonne and Guinea during an Ebola outbreak. Those actions were just and reasonable, to protect Americans.
Notably, no one claimed that ban was discriminatory or unconstitutional, anti-Muslim, anti-African, anti-underdeveloped or racist, despite the cultural homogeneity of those countries. Guinea is 85 percent Muslim, Sierra Leonne 78 percent Muslim, and Liberia, while majority Christian also largely Muslim. The ban fell within the President’s Article 2 powers.