President Trump's campaign statements must be considered in the travel ban cases and compel a finding of unlawful purpose, explains Joshua Matz on Take Care in the second of a multi-part series on the litigation.
DOJ's Fourth Circuit brief in the revised entry ban appeal, which argues that the plaintiffs lack standing, “advances a number of profoundly incorrect claims,” explain Ira C. Lupu, Peter J. Smith, and Robert W. Tuttle on Take Care.
Tamer El-Ghobashy, Peter Nicholas, Felicia Schwartz, and Ben Kesling document why President Trump excluded Iraq from the entry ban (WSJ).
The Clerk of Court for the Fourth Circuit has revealed that numerous "ex parte" e-mail messages supporting President Trump's revised entry ban have been sent to judges on the court, reports Lyle Denniston.
A magistrate judge has ordered one of President Trump’s key campaign advisors on immigration to turn over a document he used to brief the president-elect during the transition (Politico).
Rudy Giuliani did not admit that President Trump’s original entry ban was a “Muslim ban,” argues David Bernstein (Washington Post).
Highlighting crimes by undocumented migrants drums up support for President Trump’s immigration policies, explains John Burnett (NPR).
Promoting immigration is a “strategy for national growth and national greatness” rather than only kindness, explains Matthew Yglesias (Vox).
New research suggests the public may be more open-minded about immigration and less swayed by motivated reasoning than experts have previously argued, writes Ilya Somin (Volokh Conspiracy).