Why the Colorado travel ban is not working as it should
The US travel ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries is a step too far.
It is not as much of a measure as many people think it is.
In the end, it is a temporary measure that does not stop terrorists from trying to enter the country.
It’s not a national security threat, says John Cusack, an expert in national security at the University of California at Irvine.
It could do more to stop the flow of terrorists.
He argues the ban does not prevent a specific threat to the United States.
It doesn’t stop anyone from traveling to Iraq or Syria.
It does not make us safer.
The ban has been condemned by civil rights groups, who say it is not based on facts.
The US government says the travel ban was put in place to make sure American citizens are not at risk of terrorism.
It says that while the ban will keep out people from the seven countries, the vetting process for travel will be improved.
The Trump administration has not given an estimate on how many people will be affected by the ban.
“The travel ban will continue to be blocked from entry to the US, and we will continue our vetting process,” said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in a statement.
“That will be done by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
The US State Department has issued a travel ban to the affected countries, but only for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
“This is a very limited, temporary ban,” says Chris Christie, a former New Jersey governor and a member of the Trump administration transition team.
“We’re not going to take away people’s freedoms or their access to the world, and this is a small number of people that are not going anywhere.
It will have a very short-term effect.”
He says it does not protect Americans from terrorists and is not an effective deterrent.
“It’s a temporary, limited measure that’s only going to make things worse,” Mr Christie says.
The executive order is unlikely to be repealed soon, Mr Cusacks says.
“People are very concerned about the long-term effects of this, because this is going to be a big factor in making sure the terrorist threat is addressed,” he says.