Experts: Trump travel ban should go further
But some experts believe the main problem with the order is that it does not go far enough.
Phil Haney, a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security and the author of “See Something, Say Nothing,”aggressively defended the president’s actions in a recent appearance on the Sean Hannity podcast.
“There’s a reason some of these countries have been designated Special Interest Countries, we call them SICs,” he told Hannity. The veteran national security professional said U.S. Southern Command specifically identified extremists from these nations crossing the U.S. border in a 2015 intelligence report.
“What President Trump is doing … is well within constitutional and statute law, INA, Immigration and Naturalization Authority Law,” Haney said. “He is completely within his authority to do this, and it should have been done a long time ago.”