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protest at jfk airport over trump refugee ban


new york, ny - january 28: protestors rally during a demonstration against the muslim immigration ban at john f. kennedy international airport on january 28, 2017 in new york city. president trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states. (p o by stephanie keith/getty images)(p o: stephanie keith, getty images)new york - protests erupted at several airports across the u.s. as president trump's 120-day ban on refugees entering the country took effect.protesters chanted "no ban. no wall. sanctuary for all." outside of john f. kennedy international airport in new york.usa todayexperts question legality of trump's immigration ban on muslim countriesusa todaytrump says immigration ban working






protest at jfk airport over trump refugee ban


new york, ny - january 28: protestors rally during a demonstration against the muslim immigration ban at john f. kennedy international airport on january 28, 2017 in new york city. president trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states. (p o by stephanie keith/getty images)(p o: stephanie keith, getty images)new york - protests have erupted at several airports across the u.s. as president trump's 120-day ban on refugees entering the country takes effect.protesters have been chanting "no ban. no wall. sanctuary for all." outside of john f. kennedy international airport in new york.usa todayexperts question legality of trump's immigration ban on muslim countriesusa todaytrump says immigra






protest at jfk airport over trump refugee ban


new york, ny - january 28: protestors rally during a demonstration against the muslim immigration ban at john f. kennedy international airport on january 28, 2017 in new york city. president trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states. (p o by stephanie keith/getty images)(p o: stephanie keith, getty images) 422 connectlinkedinemailmorenew york - protests erupted at several airports across the u.s. as president trump's 120-day ban on refugees entering the country took effect.protesters chanted "no ban. no wall. sanctuary for all." outside of john f. kennedy international airport in new york.usa todayexperts question legality of trump's immigration ban on muslim countriesusa todaytrump






world leaders condemn donald trump’s ‘muslim ban’


european leaders, the united nations and international groups have condemned us president donald trump’s measures against refugees and travellers from several muslim-majority countries. the chorus of criticism e as p port holders from arab countries were blocked on urday from p ing through customs at us airports and others were prevented from boarding us-bound planes. trump on friday…






donald trump’s #muslimban sparks outrage and fear


disgraceful, a travesty, racist. these were some of the words used to describe a measure signed off by us president donald trump that suspends immigration from several muslim-majority countries, and indefinitely bans syrians – including refugees – from entering. closing off his first week in office, trump signed the order on friday at the pentagon, saying…






newsgrid - al jazeera's interactive news hour


live every day at 15:00 gmt, newsgrid, al jazeera's first interactive news bulletin, gives you the opportunity to engage with the world's news stories on and off the grid. main topics on urday, january 28: - us president donald trump has banned the entry of syrian refugees to the united states until further notice. the executive order, signed on friday, also suspends the us refugee programme for 120 days and limits entry of those from seven muslim-majority countries for at least 90 days. we examine the legality of the measure, and what it means from those most affected. - after visiting trump on friday, british prime minister theresa may is in the turkish capital, ankara, for talks with president recep tayyip erdogan. it is the first official visit since may be e prime minister. we go live






trump closes borders as iran opens up


president donald trump is expected to sign an executive order restricting immigration and refugee access from seven muslim-majority, middle eastern nations. trump’s anticipated ban comes as one of those countries, iran, experiences an influx of foreigners. zahra ahmadipour, head of the iranian cultural, heritage, handicraft and tourism organi ion, announced thursday that iran planned on abolishing entry…






federal judge blocks deportations under trump's 'extreme vetting' order for refu


after a day of chaos at airports around the world, a federal judge in brooklyn on urday night stayed deportations under president trump’s executive order barring citizens of some muslim countries from entering the united states. u.s. district judge ann m. donnelly ordered a halt to any removal of refugees or others who hold valid visas to enter the united states—meaning those who have arrived at u.s. airports from the seven predominantly muslim countries named under the president’s executive order can remain, for now. the judge did not rule on the legality of the executive order, nor did she say that others who have not yet arrived in the u.s. can be allowed to proceed. the ruling e in response to a petition filed by the american civil liberties union on behalf of two iraqis detained a






donald trump: executive order 'not a muslim ban'


president trump told journalists at the white house that his administration was prepared to implement an executive order which temporarily bans all refugees and people from seven mainly muslim countries from entering the united states.he defended the move, which has been condemned by rights groups, and he said it was not a "muslim ban".trump executive order: refugees detained at us airports






have you or someone you know been affected by president trump’s order on immigra


president donald trump’s executive order on immigration quickly reverberated through the united states and across the globe urday. have you or someone you know had any trouble when trying to enter the country through sea-tac airport or other washington entry points?please email [email protected] and provide your full name and phone number so we can get in contact with you.trump’s order, enacted with the stroke of a pen friday afternoon, suspended entry of all refugees to the united states for 120 days, barred syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the united states for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen.






protesters, immigration attorneys gather at dia in protest of donald trump’s ban


demonstrators gathered at denver international airport late urday afternoon to protest president donald trump’s orders to temporarily ban refugees from entering the u.s.on facebook, organizers had asked people to wear all red, white or blue and to bring signs with the words “i am _____, and i come in peace.”dia issued a statement warning that protests were illegal at the airport without a proper permit.earlier, immigration attorneys were on hand in case they were needed by any p engers on incoming international flights.denver post reporter david migoya is tweeting from the airport as the situation develops.






trump immigration policy changes put some on edge


chicago immigration reform advocates and muslim leaders denounced president donald trump's executive order to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. while the government reviews screening processes, calling it an effective ban on muslims in america.in issuing the order friday, which calls... (manya brachear pashman and angie leventis lourgos)






milwaukee protesters denounce trump immigration crackdown


milwaukee — protesters in milwaukee have demonstrated against president donald trump's immigration crackdown.more than 100 protesters rallied outside of the federal courthouse in milwaukee on urday. the milwaukee journal sentinel (http://bit.ly/2k3nndg ) reports many of the protesters were iranian-born university of wisconsin system faculty and graduate students.protesters chanted and carried signs saying "no ban no wall" and "i'm a scientist, not a terrorist."soroush aslani, an istant professor at the university of wisconsin-whitewater, said he has canceled a trip next month to visit family in canada, because he's afraid he won't be able to re-enter the u.s.on friday, trump issued an executive order that suspends the entry of all refugees to the united states for 120 days. the order also






us lawyers for iraqis sue to block trump immigration order


immigration lawyers sued on urday to block president donald trump’s order halting the entry of refugees and foreign nationals from seven predominantly muslim countries to the united states, saying numerous people have already been unlawfully detained.the lawyers from numerous immigration organizations and the american civil liberties union sued in federal court in brooklyn, new york, on behalf of two iraqi men, one a former u.s. government worker and the other the husband of a former u.s. security contractor.the two men had visas to enter the united states but were detained on friday night at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, hours after trump’s executive order put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the united states and temporarily barred travelers from syria and






silicon valley leaders target donald trump’s travel restrictions


leaders from across the technology industry criticized president donald trump’s temporary ban on foreign nationals from seven muslim-majority countries, ending weeks of cautious enga ent with the new president, whom many in silicon valley opposed. alphabet inc.’s google, apple inc., facebook inc., microsoft corp., uber technologies inc. and other companies expressed concern about the immigration order’s effect on their employees,...






are you an immigrant? we want to hear your story


president trump has issued an executive order suspending refugee arrivals and banning travel to the u.s. from several muslim-majority countries. already, an unknown number of airline p engers have been turned away from u.s.-bound flights.kellyanne conway, who ran trump’s paign and is now a counselor to the president, praised him as a “man of action.”“promises made, promises kept. shock to the system. and he's just getting started,” she said on twitter.many opponents of the move say it calls into question core american values. the american civil liberties union and other advocacy groups have filed a suit on behalf of two iraqis detained at john f. kennedy airport in new york.are you an immigrant to the united states? we want to hear your story. how do you feel about actions the new presiden






trump blocks muslim refugees, america loses a part of itself


chicago immigration reform advocates and muslim leaders denounced president donald trump's executive order to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. while the government reviews screening processes, calling it an effective ban on muslims in america.in issuing the order friday, which calls... (manya brachear pashman and angie leventis lourgos)






trump issues more executive actions on national security


president trump kept up his frenetic pace of executive action on urday by signing new directives that put his own imprint on the national security apparatus. trump signed executive actions to reorganize the national security council and to direct the joint chiefs of staff to present him with a plan to defeat the islamic state terror organization, according to white house officials who have seen the documents and described their content to reporters. he also issued a five-year ban preventing people who work for him from lobbying his administration after they leave it. the action e right on the heels of a controversial executive order on friday closing u.s. borders to refugees from around the world and temporarily halting immigration from several mostly muslim countries. despite the num






protesters cheer and sing as detainees are released at airports across us


it has been a long, difficult day for many people trying to enter the u.s., some of whom were holding valid visas when their flights left the ground only to find themselves turned back at u.s. airports.donald trump’s vaguely-worded executive order banning nationals from sudan, syria and a number of other muslim countries set off chaos in our nation’s immigration system.however, when americans found out what was happening at our airports, m ive protests embled at airports around the country. now, after a federal judge issued an emergency stay to travelers t ped by trump’s immigration orders, many stranded travelers and weary refugees are being allowed to complete their journeys. here is a video roundup of some of the joyful scenes at airports across the country. cheers go up at o'hare as at






google recalls staff to the u.s. after trump's immigration order


alphabet’s google delivered a sharp message to staff traveling overseas who may be impacted by a new executive order on immigration from president donald trump: get back to the u.s. now.google chief executive officer sundar pichai slammed trump’s move in a note to employees friday, telling them that more than 100 company staff are affected by the order.“it’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues,” pichai wrote in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by bloomberg news. “we’ve always made our view on immigration issues known publicly and will continue to do so.”the comments underscore a growing rift between the trump administration and several large u.s. technology companies, which include many immigrants in their ranks and have lobbied for fewer immigr






trump tackles isis fight, lobbying ban, national security council with executive


on the heels of a controversial order barring refugees and travelers to the u.s. from some muslim majority countries, president trump continued his id-fire signing of executive actions urday, putting his name to three more addressing the islamic state of iraq and syria (isis), a ban on lobbying and a reorganization of the national security council.as he signed each one, he gave a brief description of their contents with top aides surrounding him. vice president mike pence, along with chief of staff reince preibus, national security adviser michael flynn, deputy national security adviser k.t. mcfarland, chief white house strategist steve bannon and top aide kellyanne conway were all present. of the lobbying ban, which will restrict how government officials take jobs with lobbying firms afte






us refugee hopeful: president trump order 'shattered my dreams'


28 january 2017 last updated at 14:46 gmt a transgender iraqi woman describes how her dreams were "shattered" when president trump signed an executive order to limit immigration from seven muslim countries.trump's refugee and travel suspension: key pointstrump's refugee and travel suspension: world reacts






experts question legality of trump's immigration ban on muslim countries


closeskip in skipxembedxshare shortly after signing documents in the oval office, president donald trump said his crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim countries "is not a muslim ban." (jan. 28) appresident trump signs an executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries at the pentagon in arlington, va., on jan. 27, 2017.(p o: olivier douliery / pool, epa) 10 connectlinkedinemailmorethe future of president trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries may come down to a legal battle between his powers as commander in chief and discrimination limitations established by congress.lawyers and protesters spent most of the day urday focused on immigrants who were traveling when trump's order was issue






silicon valley prepares to take on trump over immigration agenda


the president’s aggressive immigration agenda has silicon valley preparing to take on mr. trump.at issue: h-1b visas. companies rely on them to recruit top talent from around the world. “the immigration policy, in particular this visa program, is -- i think it’s very much on the table,” said jessica levinson, a law professor at loyola university. “my guess is it will be changed and it is very much up in the air.” playvideo urdaytrump signs order to halt immigrants from some muslim countries president trump friday signed a controversial executive order to suspend all refugees from entering the u.s. while the administration tightens th... currently, the u.s. grants visas to 85,000 foreign workers a year through a lottery. but a draft of a proposed executive order published in the new york ti






donald trump's #muslimban sparks outrage and fear


what trump orderedrefugee programme suspended for four monthsvisas to syrian nationals haltednumber of refugees us plans to accept cut to 50,000immigration from countries with "terrorism" concerns stopped for 90 daysthree-month ban applied to iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia, yemen"disgraceful", "a travesty", "racist".these were some of the words used to describe a measure signed off by us president donald trump that suspends immigration from several muslim-majority countries, and indefinitely bans syrians - including refugees - from entering the united states.closing off his first week in office, trump signed the order on friday at the pentagon, saying the move would help protect americans from "terrorist" attacks."trump's latest executive order is likely to hurt the people most i






unknown number of u.s. permanent residents stuck overseas as a result of trump's


an undetermined number of longtime u.s. residents have been stranded overseas as a result of president trump's executive order temporarily blocking visas from seven countries in the middle east and north africa. all visa holders from those seven countries are now barred entry to the u.s., including lawful permanent residents, also known as green card holders, people with u.s. work visas and other types of visas, according to a senior u.s. immigration official. the official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. some of the affected countries, such as yemen and libya, have relatively few nationals who are u.s. permanent residents or visa holders. but a large number of iranians have permanent residency in the u.s., as do smaller numbers from some of the other c






unknown number of u.s. permanent residents stuck overseas as a result of trump's


an undetermined number of longtime u.s. residents have been stranded overseas as a result of president trump's executive order temporarily blocking visas from seven countries in the middle east and north africa. all visa holders from those seven countries are now barred entry to the u.s., including lawful permanent residents, also known as green card holders, people with u.s. work visas and other types of visas, according to a senior u.s. immigration official. the official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. some of the affected countries, such as yemen and libya, have relatively few nationals who are u.s. permanent residents or visa holders. but a large number of iranians have permanent residency in the u.s., as do smaller numbers from some of the other c






stanford university student detained at jfk airport for five hours after trump's


a stanford university graduate student who was on a flight from sudan to new york at the time president donald trump signed an immigration order was detained at jfk airport for five hours before being released urday morning, a college spokeswoman said.the sudanese student, who is studying anthropology at the university, is a legal u.s. resident and holds a green card. she’s not immediately returning to california, but the university has offered her support.“she may release a statement later, but right now she’s very tired,” said lisa lapin, a spokeswoman for stanford. the university isn’t currently releasing the student’s name.on friday, trump signed an executive order that temporarily barred all refugees from entering the united states for 120 days and blocks the acceptance of syrian refu






experts question legality of trump's immigration ban on muslim countries


closeskip in skipxembedxshare shortly after signing documents in the oval office, president donald trump said his crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim countries "is not a muslim ban." (jan. 28) appresident trump signs an executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries at the pentagon in arlington, va., on jan. 27, 2017.(p o: olivier douliery / pool, epa)the future of president trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries may come down to a legal battle between his powers as commander in chief and discrimination limitations established by congress.lawyers and protesters spent most of the day urday focused on immigrants who were traveling when trump's order was issued, leaving them either detai






experts question legality of trump's immigration ban on muslim countries


closeskip in skipxembedxshare shortly after signing documents in the oval office, president donald trump said his crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim countries "is not a muslim ban." (jan. 28) appresident trump signs an executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries at the pentagon in arlington, va., on jan. 27, 2017.(p o: olivier douliery / pool, epa)the future of president trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries may come down to a legal battle between his powers as commander in chief and discrimination limitations established by congress.lawyers and protesters spent most of the day urday focused on immigrants who were traveling when trump's order was issued, leaving them either detai






google criticizes impact on staff of trump immigration order


google chief executive sundar pichai criticized president donald trump’s immigration order in an email to staff late friday, saying the u.s. ban on foreign nationals from seven countries affects at least 187 google employees.“we’re upset about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the us,” mr. pichai said in...






stanford university student detained at jfk airport for five hours after trump's


a stanford university graduate student who was on a flight from sudan to new york at the time president donald trump signed an immigration order was detained at jfk airport for five hours before being released urday morning, a college spokeswoman said.the sudanese student, who is studying anthropology at the university, is a legal u.s. resident and holds a green card. she’s not immediately returning to california, but the university has offered her support.“she may release a statement later, but right now she’s very tired,” said lisa lapin, a spokeswoman for stanford. the university isn’t currently releasing the student’s name.on friday, trump signed an executive order that temporarily barred all refugees from entering the united states for 120 days and blocks the acceptance of syrian refu






advocacy groups condemn u.s. suspension of refugee program


president donald trump’s order to temporarily suspend the u.s. refugee program and nationals from several majority-muslim countries, as well as to indefinitely ban the entry of syrian refugees, drew fierce condemnation from civil-rights organizations and leaders of faith-based groups charged with absorbing refugees.groups that support curbing immigration applauded the order, highlighting that it made good on the president’s paign...






stanford university student detained at jfk airport for five hours after trump's


a stanford university graduate student who was on a flight from sudan to new york at the time president donald trump signed an immigration order was detained at jfk airport for five hours before being released urday morning, a college spokeswoman said.the sudanese student, who is studying anthropology at the university, is a legal u.s. resident and holds a green card. she’s not immediately returning to california, but the university has offered her support.“she may release a statement later, but right now she’s very tired,” said lisa lapin, a spokeswoman for stanford. the university isn’t currently releasing the student’s name.on friday, trump signed an executive order that temporarily barred all refugees from entering the united states for 120 days and blocks the acceptance of syrian refu






local backlash over trump's order to temporarily halt visas, start 'extreme vett


abdul “lucky” manan spent years working as an interpreter for u.s. special forces in afghanistan, helping military troops navigate the language, culture and “rules” of his homeland.it was a dangerous job that e with the promise of a special visa, which took three years and landed him in san diego two months ago.members of manan’s family were still waiting for their own promised visas, when president donald trump signed an executive order friday to block visas from specific from muslim-majority countries known for terrorist activities.“i lost family and friends who were killed because of my job. had i known, i would never have taken the job,” said manan, 31. “now, i fear for my family more than ever.”manan is part of a coalition of local civic leaders, national security experts and refugees






trump insists in spite of ‘chaos’ that muslim ban is going just fine


as rights groups level numerous lawsuits against his administration and travelers are being stranded and detained all over the world, pres. donald trump said on urday that his new executive orders regarding muslims and immigrants are “working out very nicely.”reuters reported that muslim around the world are “furious” over the executive orders and that the u.s. immigration system has been “plunged into chaos” by the orders, which are broadly worded and are being interpreted differently by different agencies and by different divisions within those agencies.“immigration lawyers and advocates worked through the night trying to help stranded travelers find a way back home. lawyers in new york sued to block the order, saying many people have already been unlawfully detained, including an iraqi






first would-be migrants to u.s. grounded in cairo


trump suspends admission of refugees, increases vetting of muslims; vows priority for christianscarol morellopresident donald trump signed an order friday to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly muslim countries and give preference to religious minorities. trump said that the goal is to screen out "radical islamic...president donald trump signed an order friday to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly muslim countries and give preference to religious minorities. trump said that the goal is to screen out "radical islamic... (carol morello)






a look at trump's executive order on refugees, immigration


washington — president donald trump signed an executive order friday making major changes to america's policies on refugees and immigration.a look at what trump ordered:___syriatrump's order directs the state department to stop issuing visas to syrian nationals and halts the processing of syrian refugees. that will remain in effect until trump determines that enough security changes have been made to ensure that would-be terrorists can't exploit weaknesses in the current vetting system.___refugeestrump ordered a four-month suspension of america's broader refugee program. the suspension is intended to provide time to review how refugees are vetted before they are allowed to resettle in the united states.trump's order also cuts the number of refugees the united states plans to accept this bu






microsoft reaches out to its workers affected by immigration ban


microsoft president brad smith said the company had reached out to its employees from majority-muslim countries, but added there may be others with permanent-resident status who could be banned from re-entering the u.s. under the new policy.microsoft sought to re ure and offer legal istance urday to employees affected by president trump’s executive order temporarily blocking citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s.trump’s order, signed friday, suspended entry of all refugees to the u.s. for 120 days, and barred syrian refugees indefinitely. it also halted, for 90 days, entry into the u.s. for citizens of iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. in an email to employees urday afternoon, microsoft president and chief legal officer brad smith said the






trump visa ban blocking visitors to us will be applied to those with dual nation


as if the late friday executive action by president donald trump hasn’t already caused m ive problems with green card holders and visitors to the united states, the state department is in the process of issuing an advisory saying the visa ban will also be applied to those who claim nationality in two countries.according to the wall street journal, the state department is set to extend friday’s immigration and travel lockdown to other visitors coming and going from the u.s.according to the statement, the 90-day ban imposed by the president’s executive action extends beyond citizens of iraq, iran, somalia, sudan, syria, libya and yemen.should a visitor who hails from one of those countries, but travels on a p port from another country, attempt to leave of visit the u.s., they could find them






official: green card holders also banned from entering u.s.; airlines start turn


trump suspends admission of refugees, increases vetting of muslims; vows priority for christianscarol morellopresident donald trump signed an order friday to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly muslim countries and give preference to religious minorities. trump said that the goal is to screen out "radical islamic...president donald trump signed an order friday to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly muslim countries and give preference to religious minorities. trump said that the goal is to screen out "radical islamic... (carol morello)






a look at trump's executive order on refugees, immigration


washington — president donald trump signed an executive order friday making major changes to america's policies on refugees and immigration.a look at what trump ordered:___syriatrump's order directs the state department to stop issuing visas to syrian nationals and halts the processing of syrian refugees. that will remain in effect until trump determines that enough security changes have been made to ensure that would-be terrorists can't exploit weaknesses in the current vetting system.___refugeestrump ordered a four-month suspension of america's broader refugee program. the suspension is intended to provide time to review how refugees are vetted before they are allowed to resettle in the united states.trump's order also cuts the number of refugees the united states plans to accept this bu






microsoft offering legal help to employees affected by trump immigration order


at first, president trump’s immigration order looked like it would mostly affect refugees from seven majority muslim nations (which itself is shameful). the order is so sweeping, however, that it also includes any green card and visa holders from these countries. so if you were a citizen of these countries (iran, iraq, syria and sudan. libya, yemen and somalia) and had the bad luck of being outside of the u.s. at the time the order went into effect, you’re now barred from entering the country for at least the next 90 days. unsurprisingly, that’s already affecting the employees of many of the largest tech companies, which tend to draw from a global talent pool.update: according to reuters, government officials now argue that green card holders from the seven countries included in the ban “h






cnn host fact checks trump backer’s muslim ban lie on air


cnn’s poppy harlow asked trump adviser and former u.s. rep. jack kingston (r-ga) a couple of pointed questions about pres. trump’s ban on muslim refugees and on urday, then fact-checked him live on the air when he tried to fudge his answers. “what data can you point to that justifies that these seven nations have a tie to u.s. terror attacks or a higher incidence of bringing terror to this country?” she asked.“i think maybe the idea that i would say, the evidence is that the countries themselves don’t really have a standard that would preclude enemies of the united states from emigrating here,” kingston said. “these are not countries that are known to love the united states of america.”“so you say these are not countries that love the united states and therefore this is justified,” harlow






microsoft reaches out to its workers affected by immigration ban


microsoft president brad smith said the company had reached out to its employees from majority-muslim countries, but added there may be others with permanent-resident status who could be banned from re-entering the u.s. under the new policy.microsoft sought to re ure and offer legal istance urday to employees affected by president trump’s executive order temporarily blocking citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s.trump’s order, signed friday, suspended entry of all refugees to the u.s. for 120 days, and barred syrian refugees indefinitely. it also halted, for 90 days, entry into the u.s. for citizens of iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen.in an email to employees urday afternoon, microsoft president and chief legal officer brad smith said the






tech companies protest trump immigration order


new york — google, apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from president donald trump that bars nationals of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s.the u.s tech industry relies on foreign engineers and other technical experts for a sizeable percentage of its workforce. the order bars entry to the u.s. for anyone from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen for 90 days.the move, ostensibly intended to prevent extremists from carrying out attacks in the u.s., could now also heighten tensions between the new trump administration and one of the nation's most economically and culturally important industries. that's especially true if trump goes on to revamp the industry's temporary worker permits known as h-1b visas, as some






protest at jfk airport over trump's refugee ban


protests have broken out at the john f kennedy (jfk) international airport in new york city as immigrants, including us green card holders, are detained following right-wing president donald trump's executive order placing harsh restrictions on travelers from several muslim-majority countries. hundreds of demonstrators chanted "no ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!" and "no hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!" while gathering outside the airport's terminal four arrivals section. is donald trump's agenda symbolic?the protests e in response to p port holders from arab countries being blocked on urday from p ing through customs at us airports, while others were prevented from boarding us-bound planes.on friday, trump signed an executive order to curb immigration and the entry of refugee






'i am dying in iraq, please': trump's ban dashes hope for many asylum-seekers


trump refugeescraig ruttle / approtesters emble at john f. kennedy international airport in new york, urday, jan. 28, 2017 after two iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. on friday, jan. 27, president donald trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. protesters emble at john f. kennedy international airport in new york, urday, jan. 28, 2017 after two iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country. on friday, jan. 27, president donald trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. (craig ruttle / ap)






countries where trump does business are not hit by new travel restrictions


the seven nations targeted for new visitation restrictions by president donald trump on friday all have something in common: they are places he does not appear to have any business interests.the executive order he signed friday bars all entry for the next 90 days by travelers from syria, iran, iraq, yemen, sudan, somalia and libya. excluded from the lists are several majority-muslim nations where the trump organization is active and which in some cases have also faced troublesome issues with terrorism.according to the text of the order, the restriction applies to countries that have already been excluded from programs allowing people to travel to the united states without a visa because of concerns over terrorism. hewing closely to nations already named as terrorism concerns elsewhere in l






a sweeping order unlikely to reduce terrorist threat


since the sept. 11 attacks, no one has been killed in this country in a terrorist attack by anyone who emigrated from, or whose parents emigrated from, any of the seven countries named in the order’s four-month visa ban: syria, iraq, iran, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen.rarely does an executive order announce a more straightforward and laudable purpose than the one president trump signed friday: “protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states.” but the president’s directive is unlikely to significantly reduce the terrorist threat in the united states, which has been a minuscule part of the toll of violence since 2001. many experts believe the order’s unintended consequences will make the threat worse.while the order requires the department of homeland security t