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In this Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, photo, Luis Carlos, a construction worker from Honduras who is headed to Miami with his son, wears an ankle monitor as he sits at the Sacred Heart Community Center in the Rio Grande Valley border city of McAllen, Texas after he was released after processing by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A legal expert weighs in on making refugees wear GPS tracking devices

A legal expert weighs in on making refugees wear GPS tracking devices

Watch | John Banzhaf weighs in on why refugees should wear GPS tracking devices.

A Washington, D.C., lawyer said President Trump should slow down on trying to implement his travel ban and require refugees and other immigrants to wear GPS trackers instead.

John Banzhaf, a professor at the George Washington University Law School, wrote that Germany is about to adopt a similar tactic with refugees, and Norway is considering a similar plan.

Banzhaf, writing for LawNewz, disagreed with U.S. District Judge James Robart's ruling that suspended Trump's travel ban, but that did not excuse Trump's attacks on Robart.

Banzhaf argued that Trump can legally impose "any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate," and GPS trackers are less likely to be shot down in court than an outright ban. 

He also argued that if Trump wanted the order to withhold Supreme Court scrutiny, he should delay its implementation until Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as the ninth Supreme Court justice. Otherwise, the ban would be stalled by a 4-4 tie. 

Attacking someone who cannot fight back is considered unfair and perhaps even un-American.
John Banzhaf

However, Banzhaf also criticized Trump's rhetoric in response to the ruling. Trump called Robart a "so-called" judge after the ruling. Robart was appointed by former President George W. Bush and confirmed by a 99-0 Senate vote.

Banzhaf tweeted this graphic in support of his GPS-focused plan.

Should refugees and other immigrants be forced to wear GPS trackers?

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