Is Trump's executive order on immigration even legal? Patterico is skeptical. IMHO, if we are going to implement extreme vetting of potential immigrants we might want to start with a modest vetting of the new rules beforehand. From the Times, which headlines the apparent flip-flop on green-card holders:
White House aides said on Saturday that there had been consultations with State Department and homeland security officials about carrying out the order. “Everyone who needed to know was informed,” one aide said.
But that assertion was denied by multiple officials with knowledge of the interactions, including two officials at the State Department. Leaders of Customs and Border Protection and of Citizenship and Immigration Services — the two agencies most directly affected by the order — were on a telephone briefing on the new policy even as Mr. Trump signed it on Friday, two officials said.
And is the new policy smart? Dan McLaughlin is dubious: