The president of the United States has power to bar “any class of aliens” both as immigrants and as nonimmigrants and to impose on their ordinary comings and goings “any restrictions he may deem appropriate.”
That’s the language of the U.S. Code, the law of the land as enacted by Congress, under Congress’ own constitutional power over immigration and naturalization.
the rights of the Constitution belong only to Americans
Judge Derrick Watson’s imaginative reasoning asserts a new power to disregard formal law if the president’s words create a basis for mistrusting his motives.
Source: Judge Derrick Watson’s Decision to Block Trump’s Travel Ban Is Judicial Overreach – The Atlantic
Is it still the rule of law if reasoning, motive, or intent invalidate it?