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Trump's New Travel Ban Will Look A Lot Like The Old One, Stephen Miller Says

“You’re still going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country.”

22/02/2017 8:21 PM AEDT | Updated 23/02/2017 3:32 AM AEDT

White House adviser Stephen Miller said President Donald Trump’s new travel ban will accomplish much the same thing as the old one

Last month’s executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations and halting the influx of all refugees led to nationwide protests, an act of rebellion in the Justice Department and multiple court rulings against the administration.

Miller said the White House will issue a new order soon, but it will include only “minor technical differences.”

“Fundamentally, you’re still going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country,” Miller said on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The First 100 Days” on Fox News. “But you’re going to be responsive to a lot of very technical issues that were brought up by the court.”

Miller insisted that “nothing was wrong with the first executive order” and dismissed the rulings against it as “flawed” and “erroneous.”

Miller ― who made headlines earlier this month when he declared that Trump’s national security decisions “will not be questioned” ― also claimed that terrorism and radicalization were “a serious problem” in the United States.

“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,” he said.

However, a Cato Institute analysis issued last month found that between 1975 and 2015, zero fatal terror attacks occurred on U.S. soil that were carried out by immigrants from the countries named in the travel ban. 

The American Civil Liberties Union responded Wednesday to Miller’s comments by hinting at a new lawsuit.

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