President Donald Trump’s latest executive order aimed at restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries was met with immediate backlash, with many critics arguing that it’s a “total disaster” and a “massive attack on the civil liberties of Americans.”
However, a new analysis suggests that the president may have been right about his immigration ban.
The article cites a new study from the conservative Heritage Foundation, which found that the executive order was likely to have an impact on foreign investment, which has historically helped bolster the U.S. economy.
The study found that foreign investment in the U-20 World Cup in 2019 would have fallen by an estimated $50 million if it had not been banned.
The report concluded that the ban has also caused “economic uncertainty, increased unemployment and reduced hiring and investment” in the region, which is an area where U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking a trade deal with the European Union.
The Trump administration has also defended the order, claiming that it is necessary to protect Americans from terrorism.
“There are people who have already tried to enter our country, and they have already come here legally, and those people have come back,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in March.
“And we will not tolerate any attempt to try to infiltrate our country.”
The Trump Administration has not commented on the new study.
The full report can be found here.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.