Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has revealed that President Donald Trump asked him to come up with a way to legally implement his controversial executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the Yahoo News website reports today (January 29, 2017).
Giulani -- a former U.S. attorney -- said he consulted with U.S. representatives and "a group of very expert lawyers" on the plan.
Emphasizing that the immigration ban is perfectly legal, Giuliani said, "What we did was to focus on the areas of the world that create a danger for us ... which is a factual basis, not a religious basis..."
Trump's executive order bars people from seven countries -- Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Somalia -- from entering the United States for 90 days. It also stopped all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days, and indefinitely suspended the entry of refugees from Syria.