Legal Ramifications Of Trump's Executive Order On Immigration04:31

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President Trump's executive order signed Friday sparked widespread protests and debate. The order bars all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and blocks all citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia.

At least four federal judges have blocked part of the order, but there are still questions about its implementation and legal underpinnings.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with NPR national security correspondent Greg Myre (@gregmyre1) about the order.

Correction: In the audio atop this post, NPR’s Greg Myre said that people who arrived at U.S. airports with valid visas had been detained, but were not sent back. In some cases, they were put back on planes leaving the U.S. We regret the error.

This segment aired on January 30, 2017.


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