Oh, playing semantics, eh?
You started with the "religion" and "sexuality" lie. Now move on to "well, who else does it?"
Guess what numpty. It is the USA we are talking about. It is the US Constitution and the powers of the office of the President.
How about you start by telling everyone why it matters in the slightest what any other country in the world does? Maybe point to the appropriate part of t US Constitution to support your case?
For a more academic approach (unrelated to the thread), here's an interesting article on a discussion about using foreign law to interpret the United States Constitution:
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Judge Kozinski is arguing that Trumps campaign statements are immune from being taken into account because of the First Amendment.
The 9th Circuits Alex Kozinski defends Trumps travel ban on First Amendment grounds.
You will note that a Cuban fearing political asylum is still a refugee. The preferential treatment of Cubans compared to other immigrants from other nations has simply ended.Barack Obama has ended a longstanding US policy that allowed Cuban nationals who reached the US to be eligible automatically for residency, putting a final stamp on his foreign policy legacy.
Cubans fearing political persecution will still be able to apply for political asylum, while other Cuban nationals seeking to emigrate to the US will go through the traditional immigration channels.
As regards Clinton and the Haitian refugees, the Organization of American States points out that the policy was initiated by H.W. Bush and only applied to those Haitian refugees who were intercepted at sea.
And as the NYTimes says:President Bush ordered the summary return of all Haitians picked up at sea. He had been given the liberty to do so by a US Supreme Court ruling that the Refugee Convention did not apply on the high seas.
President Clinton adopted his predecessor's policies shortly after taking office in January 1993, despite having severely criticized this same policy in the 1992 presidential campaign
Note the part in italics.But in a bluntly worded taped radio message broadcast this morning directly to Haiti and Haitian communities in the United States, Mr. Clinton said that Haitians who fled by boat would be intercepted and returned to the island. He also emphasized that he would enforce current United States immigration policy, which prevents Haitians escaping poverty -- but not those fleeing political persecution -- from seeking asylum in the United States.
Now with Carter you've a point that is less deceptive, but there it is important to note that the United States and Iran were entangled in a crisis with one another and the policy enacted by Carter was a so-called "countermeasure" (because I'm lazy I'll just refer you to Gabčíkovo–Nagymaros Dams).
CLINTON SAYS U.S. WILL CONTINUE BAN ON HAITIAN EXODUS - NYTimes.com
Cuban Migrants on Deadly Journey to U.S. Wrongfooted by Obama | Foreign Policy
Why Trump's Muslim ban isn't like Jimmy Carter's actions on Iranians | PunditFact
The executive order is within the constitutional powers of the office of President, or it is not.
What anybody says or said has no bearing. Can you imagine, the court is arguing that if, say, Hillary had won the election and instituted the identical order, it would have been constitutionally permissible. Because she didn't say she would "ban Muslims". This world is mad.