Video Duration 25 minutes 20 seconds
From: Inside Story

Will Donald Trump’s travel ban serve any purpose?

US president issues new travel ban after courts struck down his previous order.

The executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States was one of the most contentious decisions of Donald Trump’s presidency.

It was met with fierce resistance in the form of protests across the country and was struck down by the courts.

On Monday, Trump signed off on a new ban that deals with some of the legal challenges that blocked the original immigration order.

He seems determined to push ahead with a policy he says will keep the US safe.

Will it really prevent attacks on US soil if the order is not blocked again? Or will the ban split families and prevent people in genuine need from reaching safety.

Presenter: Hazem Sika


Leon Fresco – former deputy assistant attorney general in charge of immigration at the US Department of Justice under Barack Obama’s administration

Charlie Wolf – US political commentator based in the UK

Joanne Lin – senior legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)