The legal fight over Trump’s executive order

Friday, Jan. 27: Read President Trump’s executive order banning travel from 7 predominately Muslim nations

This is the ex­ec­ut­ive or­der that ig­nited the firestorm. In it, Pres­id­ent Trump ar­gues that the United States is put at risk by ad­mit­ting im­mig­rants or vis­it­ors who might “bear hos­tile at­ti­tudes” to­ward the United States and its people. Al­though it nev­er names the coun­tries that pose a spe­cial threat, it cites sec­tions of the Im­mig­ra­tion and Na­tion­al­ity Act that ap­ply to cit­izens of Ir­an, Ir­aq, Libya, Somalia, Su­dan, Syr­ia and Ye­men.