President Trump’s ban on visas for travelers from seven Middle Eastern countries is “not lawful,” according to a House Republican.

“Like Pres. Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Pres. Trump’s executive order overreaches and undermines our constitutional system,” Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., tweeted on Saturday. “It’s not lawful to ban immigrants on basis of nationality. If the president wants to change immigration law, he must work with Congress.”

Trump used his executive power to restrict travel from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen — seven countries with significant terrorist movements. The suspension is scheduled to last three months, while the administration verifies that the United States has access to accurate biographical information about the refugees and other visitors from those countries.

“It’s not a Muslim ban, but we were totally prepared,” Trump said Saturday. “It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over.”

Airports have become scenes of protest, because the order applies to people who currently hold visas or green cards. As a result, refugees and other travelers who were en route to the United States when the order was issued were detained upon arrival.

“Green card holders live in the United States as our neighbors and serve in our Armed Forces,” Amash said. “They deserve better.”

Trump’s administration plans to adjudicate such cases on a case by case basis, but Amash said that the “arbitrariness would violate Rule of Law,” before suggesting the ban is politically-motivated rather than based on national security.

“[The executive order] appears to be more about politics than safety,” he tweeted. “If concern is radicalism/terrorism, then what about Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and others?”

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