White House adviser Stephen Miller confirmed that U.S. President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban will essentially accomplish the same thing as the old one.
Trump signed an executive order last month which banned the immigration of those holding citizenship in seven Muslim-majority countries into the United States. It also barred refugees from Syria indefinitely. However, the President’s order was met with nationwide protest, as well as multiple court rulings against the administration.
Miller stated in Tuesday’s showing of “The First 100 Days” on Fox News that the White House plans to issue a new order soon. He emphasized the fact that it will only include “minor technical differences.”
“Fundamentally, you’re still going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country, but you’re going to be responsive to a lot of very technical issues that were brought up by the court.”
Despite acknowledging this, Miller insisted that “nothing was wrong with the first executive order” and continued to echo the sentiments of the President himself in saying that the court rulings against it were both “flawed” and “erroneous.” Miller also seized the opportunity to claim that terrorism and radicalization were “a serious problem” in the U.S.
“Serious problems: people joining ISIS, joining terror groups, joining al Qaeda and committing or attempting to commit acts of crime and terror against our nation.”
Miller’s statements are just the latest in a slew of falsehoods from the Trump team that have been proven to be untrue by research time and time again. For example, a Cato institute analysis showed that between 1975 and 2015, no fatal terror attacks were carried out in the United States by individuals from the seven Muslim-majority countries outlined in Trump’s order.