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protesters in tel aviv compare trump immigration order to israeli refugee polici


holding signs reading “refugees welcome” and chanting “no ban, no wall, sanctuary for all,’’ several dozen demonstrators gathered outside the u.s. emb y in tel aviv on sunday to join protests in the u.s. against president trump’s new immigration policy. mia  zur szpiro, a 36-year-old filmmaker, said she felt compelled to demonstrate because her parents survived the holocaust. “we are a country of immigrants, and to me it was astounding that this [order] was p ed on holocaust memorial day,’’ she said. “it’s wrong to stereotype, and it's wrong to send people who are in need back into the face of danger and the risk of death.’’ elliot vaisbrub gl enberg, a protest organizer and migrant rights activist, compared the new u.s. policy to israeli policies toward tens of thousands of eritrean an






one google employee on trump order: ‘it’s turned my life upside down’


sanaz ahari was looking forward to a visit. she is 37 weeks pregnant, and her parents were going to attend to the birth of their grandson in the coming days.now, it seems, that won’t happen.president donald trump’s executive order friday banned people born in seven muslim-majority nations—iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and...






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






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






emotional reunion at jfk airport after release of elderly sudanese man from immi


for those immigrants temporarily detained under a new trump administration executive order at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, attorneys have put a priority on getting some of the older detainees released to their families. one small victory for the lawyers was the case of y in abdelrhman, a 76-year-old green card holder from sudan who had been detained on a trip home to visit family.  he was released about noon on sunday after being held in detention for 30 hours. soon, he was reunited with his sons. “he is a strong individual, but he has some health challenges,’’ said u.s. rep. hakeem jeffries (d-n.y.),  who had been working on their case.






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


cairo - cairo airport officials say seven u.s.-bound migrants — six from iraq and one from yemen — have been prevented from boarding an egyptair flight to new york’s jfk airport.the officials said the action urday by the airport was the first since president donald trump imposed a three-month ban on refugees from seven muslim-majority countries: iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe officials said the seven migrants, escorted by officials from the u.n. refugee agency, were stopped from boarding the plane after authorities at cairo airport contacted their counterparts in jfk airport.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.






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 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






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






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






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. [email protected] leads chant at pr






trump's refugee ban hits hollywood, sports, tech


director asghar farhadi attends the golden globe foreign language film symposium presented by the hollywood foreign press ociation & the american cinematheque, in hollywood, california, on jan. 7, 2017.(p o: valerie macon, afp/getty images)the possibly unintended consequences of president trump's refugee ban has ensnarled leaders in the entertainment, sports and tech worlds.two-time oscar nominee asghar farhadi, who wrote and directed the salesman, iran's entry for best foreign-language film, would not be able to obtain permission to enter the usa for the academy awards on feb. 26 on the basis of his nationality, according to the provisions of an executive order signed friday by trump.blocking farhadi would be an indirect result of the so-called muslim ban, which places a three-month b






trump's refugee ban hits hollywood, sports, tech worlds


director asghar farhadi attends the golden globe foreign language film symposium presented by the hollywood foreign press ociation & the american cinematheque, in hollywood, california, on jan. 7, 2017.(p o: valerie macon, afp/getty images)possibly unintended consequences of president trump's refugee ban has ensnarled leaders in the entertainment, sports and tech worlds.two-time oscar nominee asghar farhadi, who wrote and directed the salesman, iran's entry for best foreign-language film, said sunday he will not attend this year’s academy awards ceremony because of the executive order signed by trump barring citizens of certain countries from entering the u.s.farhadi said the uncertainty surrounding his ability to travel to the united states was “in no way acceptable,” and he would not






state atty. gen. xavier becerra condemns trump's refugee order and explores chal


california state atty. gen. xavier becerra on urday condemned an executive order by president donald trump barring people from some muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. and said he is consulting with legal advisors over a way to challenge the directive. trump has suspended all refugee entries for 120 days and barred entry to the u.s. for 90 days for those traveling from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. "justice in america doesn't live or die on the stroke of one man's pen regardless of how high his office," becerra said in a statement late urday, less than a week after taking office. "the trump administration's anti-religion, anti-refugee executive order is in so many ways unjust and anti-american" he said the order discriminates against people based on t






state atty. gen. xavier becerra condemns president trump's refugee order, explor


california state atty. gen. xavier becerra on urday condemned an executive order by president donald trump barring people from some muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. and said he is consulting with legal advisors over a way to challenge the directive. trump has suspended all refugee entries for 120 days and barred entry to the u.s. for 90 days for those traveling from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. "justice in america doesn't live or die on the stroke of one man's pen regardless of how high his office," becerra said in a statement late urday, less than a week after taking office. "the trump administration's anti-religion, anti-refugee executive order is in so many ways unjust and anti-american" he said the order discriminates against people based on t






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






iran says it will retaliate for u.s. moves to suspend visas for citizens of iran


iranian officials called the new u.s. limits on refugees and travelers from several predominantly muslim countries a “clear insult to the islamic world” and predicted the ban would be “a great gift to extremists and their supporters.” in a statement on the foreign ministry website, the government of iran vowed unspecified retaliatory measures and emphasized that the international community “needs dialogue and cooperation to address the roots of violence and extremism in a comprehensive and inclusive manner.” iran is one of seven countries—also including yemen, sudan, somalia, libya, syria and iraq—whose residents are temporarily prevented from entering the united states until a new “extreme vetting” procedure can be put into place. the white house order signed friday also blocks all re






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






doctor ‘racing against trump’ to get back to ohio doesn’t make it


hours after landing in new york on urday, a doctor at the prestigious cleveland clinic was forced to leave the country based on an executive order issued by president donald trump that bans visitors from seven predominantly muslim countries for 90 days.courtesy faris el-khidersuha abushammaher flight to saudi arabia took off minutes before a federal judge in new york put a temporary stay on turning back people in such situations.suha abushamma, 26, is in the first year of an internal medicine residency program at the clinic and held an h-1b visa for workers in “specialty occupations.” born and raised in saudi arabia, she holds a p port from sudan, one of the seven countries from which trump barred visitors.on urday evening, abushamma was forced to make a choice by customs and border protec






white house seems to back down on part of new vetting policy


the white house on sunday appeared to back down on a key part of president trump’s tough new immigration order, signaling that travelers trying to enter the country from seven banned countries will be allowed in if they hold green cards. white house chief of staff reince priebus said that these legal permanent residents are exempt from the travel ban “moving forward,” even though over the weekend other administration officials said the rule did apply to them. the apparent reversal e amid a national controversy over the new trump order that temporarily halts the entry of all refugees to the u.s. and any traveler from seven majority muslim countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. federal judges across the country have blocked parts of the president’s executive actio






white house seems to back down on part of new vetting policy


the white house on sunday appeared to back down on a key part of president trump’s tough new immigration order, signaling that travelers trying to enter the country from seven banned countries will be allowed in if they hold green cards. white house chief of staff reince priebus said that these legal permanent residents are exempt from the travel ban “moving forward,” even though over the weekend other administration officials said the rule did apply to them. the apparent reversal e amid a national controversy over the new trump order that temporarily halts the entry of all refugees to the u.s. and any traveler from seven majority muslim countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. federal judges across the country have blocked parts of the president’s executive actio






the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees


cairo (ap) — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):8 p.m.cairo airport officials say five u.s.-bound iraqi migrants from one family who have been prevented from boarding an egyptair flight to new york’s jkf airport would return to iraq.they said the five will spend urday night at cairo airport and leave for irbil, capital of iraq’s kurdish region, sunday morning.they added that the sixth u.s.-bound migrant, a yemeni national, left the airport to return to cairo, where he resides.the officials said urday’s action by the airport was the first since president donald trump imposed a three-month ban on refugees from seven muslim-majority countries: iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia and yemen.the officials said t






theresa may does 'not agree' with us ban on refugees


media captiontheresa may: "well, the united states is responsible for the united states policy on refugees"theresa may does "not agree" with donald trump's refugee ban and will appeal to the us if it affects british citizens, downing street has said.the prime minister was criticised for refusing to condemn president trump's executive order on urday.it halted all refugee admissions and has temporarily barred people from seven muslim-majority countries. at an earlier news conference in turkey, mrs may said it was up to the us to decide its own policy.mr trump's executive order, signed on friday, halted the entire us refugee programme and also instituted a 90-day travel ban for nationals from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen.a us judge has issued a stay temporarily halting t






us judge bars deportations under trump travel ban


by alicia a. caldwell and jill colvinwashington (ap) — president donald trump’s immigration order is getting pushback from some republicans in congress, even as officials from trump’s administration insist it’s a small price to pay to keep the nation safe.sen. rob portman, r-ohio, said sunday that it would be best for the new president to “slow down” and work with lawmakers on how best to tighten screening for foreigners who enter the united states.portman said everyone should “take a deep breath and come up with something that makes sense for our national security” and reflects the fact that “‘america’s always been a welcoming home for refugees and immigrants.” he said america is “this beacon of hope and opportunity for the rest of the world” and should remain that way.the comments e the






u.s. order on refugees, muslims sparks confusion and worry


washington — confusion, worry and outrage grew urday as president donald trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim countries took effect. airlines blocked people traveling to the united states, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make america safer.the immediate fallout from trump's order meant that an untold number of foreign-born u.s. residents now traveling outside the u.s. could be stuck overseas for at least 90 days — despite holding permanent residency "green cards" or other visas. and some foreign nationals who were allowed to board flights before the order was signed friday were being detained at u.s. airports, told they were no longer welcome.trump billed his sweeping executive order as a necessary step to st






the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees


cairo (ap) — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):7:05 p.m.dutch airline klm says it has had to turn away seven would-be p engers because they would no longer have been accepted into the united states under president donald trump’s ban on immigration from seven muslim-majority nations.manel vrijenhoek, at klm’s press office, said: “we would love to bring them there. that’s not the problem. it’s just that this is what the u.s. sprang on the rest of the world — that these people are no longer welcome.”she said the seven were due to fly with klm from different airports around the world. vrijenhoek said she had no specifics on their nationalities, although she confirmed they were from countries affected by the three-






the latest: trump order forces klm to turn away p engers


cairo — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):7:05 p.m.dutch airline klm says it has had to turn away seven would-be p engers because they would no longer have been accepted into the united states under president donald trump's ban on immigration from seven muslim-majority nations.manel vrijenhoek, at klm's press office, said: "we would love to bring them there. that's not the problem. it's just that this is what the u.s. sprang on the rest of the world — that these people are no longer welcome."she said the seven were due to fly with klm from different airports around the world. vrijenhoek said she had no specifics on their nationalities, although she confirmed they were from countries affected by the three-month






airbnb offers free housing to refugees, others in limbo after trump's executive


airbnb, the home-sharing site, has said it will give free housing to refugees and any others not allowed into the united states, presumably as a result of president donald trump's executive order to temporarily ban refugees from the country.brian chesky, the co-founder and ceo of airbnb, tweeted the offer late urday as travelers from several muslim-majority countries were detained or otherwise placed in limbo at airports around the world.airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the u.s.trump on friday signed orders not only to suspend admission of all refugees into the united states for 120 days but also to implement "new vetting measures" to screen out "radical islamic terrorists." refugee entry from syria, however, would be suspended indefinitely, and all tr






u.s. order on refugees, muslims sparks confusion and worry


washington — confusion, worry and outrage grew urday as president donald trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim countries took effect. airlines blocked people traveling to the united states, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make america safer.the immediate fallout from trump's order meant that an untold number of foreign-born u.s. residents now traveling outside the u.s. could be stuck overseas for at least 90 days — despite holding permanent residency "green cards" or other visas. and some foreign nationals who were allowed to board flights before the order was signed friday were being detained at u.s. airports, told they were no longer welcome.trump billed his sweeping executive order as a necessary step to st






u.s. judge bars deportations under trump's travel ban


washington — a federal judge issued an emergency order urday night temporarily barring the u.s. from deporting people from nations subject to president donald trump's travel ban, saying travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated.u.s. district judge ann donnelly in new york issued the emergency order after lawyers for the american civil liberties union filed a court petition on behalf of people from seven predominantly muslim nations who were detained at airports across the country as the ban took effect.as the decision was announced, cheers broke out in crowds of demonstrators who had gathered at american airports and outside the brooklyn courthouse where the ruling was issued.the order barred u.s. border agents from removing anyone who






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






anti-trump protesters return to sfo to demonstrate against president's anti-refu


for a second day, scores of outraged protesters headed to san francisco international airport on sunday, joining fellow demonstrators around the nation to voice their opposition to president trump’s ban on refugees coming into the united states.by late morning, 200 protesters had gathered at the airport, holding signs and chanting slogans inside the international terminal. their rally e as emergency stays were granted by federal judges in at least four cities, blocking deportations from trump’s executive order that bans entry into the us from certain muslim-majority countries. meanwhile, authorities scrambled to keep order and make sense of the new administration’s immigration policies which have triggered anger and confusion around the globe.things were fluid late sunday morning as word s






u.s. judge bars deportations under trump's travel ban


washington — a federal judge issued an emergency order urday night temporarily barring the u.s. from deporting people from nations subject to president donald trump's travel ban, saying travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated.u.s. district judge ann donnelly in new york issued the emergency order after lawyers for the american civil liberties union filed a court petition on behalf of people from seven predominantly muslim nations who were detained at airports across the country as the ban took effect.the judge's order affected only a portion of trump's executive action. as the decision was announced, cheers broke out in crowds of demonstrators who had gathered at american airports and outside the brooklyn courthouse where the ruling w






us judge bars deportations under trump travel ban


washington — a federal judge issued an emergency order urday night temporarily barring the u.s. from deporting people from nations subject to president donald trump's travel ban, saying travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated.the department of homeland security issued a statement early sunday that said the court order would not affect the overall implementation of the white house order and the court order affected a small number of travelers who were inconvenienced by security procedures upon their return."president trump's executive orders remain in place_prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the u.s. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety," according to the






trump immigration ban still in place despite court ruling, homeland security dep


washington --  the department of homeland security says a new york court order temporarily barring the u.s. from deporting people from nations subject to president donald trump’s travel ban will not affect the overall implementation of the white house executive action.the agency said the court order affected a relatively small number of travelers who were inconvenienced by security procedures upon their return.the department’s statement said: “president trump’s executive orders remain in place - prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the u.s. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety,” according to the dhs statement.31p osprotesters at u.s. airports slam trump immigration ban demonstrators denounce president's order w






the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees


cairo (ap) — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):8:30 p.m.iran’s foreign ministry is suggesting the country will limit issuing visas to american tourists in retaliation for u.s. president donald trump’s suspension of immigration and visas for nationals from muslim countries including iran.the official irna news agency urday carried a statement by the iranian foreign ministry that says iran will resort to “counteraction” to trump’s executive order.the statement says: “iran, to defend the dignity of the great iranian nation, will implement the principle of reciprocity until the removal of the insulting restriction against iranian nationals.”the statement adds: “it will apply corresponding legal, consular and polit






the latest: iran suggests it will limit issuing of us visas


cairo — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):8:30 p.m.iran's foreign ministry is suggesting the country will limit issuing visas to american tourists in retaliation for u.s. president donald trump's suspension of immigration and visas for nationals from muslim countries including iran.the official irna news agency sunday carried a statement by the iranian foreign ministry that says iran will resort to "counteraction" to trump's executive order.the statement says: "iran, to defend the dignity of the great iranian nation, will implement the principle of reciprocity until the removal of the insulting restriction against iranian nationals."the statement adds: "it will apply corresponding legal, consular and political






trump order on refugees, muslims sparks confusion, worry


washington — confusion, worry and outrage grew urday as president donald trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim countries took effect. airlines blocked people traveling to the united states, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make america safer.the immediate fallout from trump's order meant that an untold number of foreign-born u.s. residents now traveling outside the u.s. could be stuck overseas for at least 90 days — despite holding permanent residency "green cards" or other visas. and some foreign nationals who were allowed to board flights before the order was signed friday were being detained at u.s. airports, told they were no longer welcome.trump billed his sweeping executive order as a necessary step to st






iranian director to skip oscars over trump's travel ban


tehran, iran — an oscar-nominated iranian director said sunday he will not attend this year's academy awards because of a travel ban imposed by president donald trump.asghar farhadi, an acclaimed director whose film, "the salesman," was nominated for best foreign language film, said the uncertainty surrounding his ability to travel to the united states was "in no way acceptable," and that he would not attend next month's ceremony even if an exception to the ban were possible.an executive order issued last week temporarily bans the entry of citizens from iran, iraq, syria, libya, sudan, somalia and yemen. the administration says it is necessary to keep out potential terrorists while stricter vetting procedures are put in place.farhadi be e the first iranian to win an oscar, for his 2011 fil






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






pm trudeau says canada will take refugees


toronto — canadian prime minister justin trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by u.s. president donald trump: canada will take you.he also intends to talk to trump about the success of canada's refugee policy.trudeau reacted to trump's ban of muslims from certain countries by tweeting urday: "to those fleeing persecution, terror & war, canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. diversity is our strength #welcometocanada."trudeau also posted a picture of him greeting a syrian child at toronto's airport in late 2015. trudeau oversaw the arrival of more than 39,000 syrian refugees soon after he was elected.a spokeswoman for trudeau said trudeau has a message for trump."the prime minister is looking forward to discussing the successes of canada's immigration and refugee p






growing fallout from trump’s new immigration crackdown – the denver post


by alicia a. caldwell and ken thomaswashington (ap) — the fallout grew urday from president donald trump’s immigration crackdown as u.s. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from seven muslim-majority countries who had left the united states found they could not return for 90 days.it was a period of limbo for an unknown number of non-american citizens from iraq, syria, iran, sudan, libya, somalia or yemen now barred from the country where they were studying or had lived, perhaps for years.a federal law enforcement official who confirmed the temporary ban said there was an exemption for foreigners whose entry is in the u.s. national interest. it was not immediately clear how that exemption might be applied.trump’s order exempts diplomats.those already in the u.s. with a visa or green






pm trudeau says canada welcomes refugees


toronto — canadian prime minister justin trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by u.s. president donald trump: canada will welcome you.he says he also intends to talk to trump about the success of canada's refugee policy.trudeau reacted to trump's visa ban for people from certain muslim-majority countries by tweeting urday: "to those fleeing persecution, terror & war, canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. diversity is our strength #welcometocanada."trudeau also posted a picture of him greeting a syrian child at toronto's airport in late 2015. trudeau oversaw the arrival of more than 39,000 syrian refugees soon after he was elected.a spokeswoman for trudeau said he has a message for trump."the prime minister is looking forward to discussing the successes of canada'






the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees


cairo (ap) — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):9:50 p.m.in somalia, people are reacting with dismay and warnings that countries could retaliate against the united states’ new immigration and visa policies with restrictive policies of their own.“i am shocked beyond words. this will mean that my new husband will never be able to join me in the u.s.,” said fatima ashkir, a somali-american woman from florida who e to mogadishu to marry her somali boyfriend.others say they are not surprised at president donald trump’s executive order imposing a three-month ban on refugees from seven muslim-majority countries, including somalia.“his intentions of hurting rather than to help were clear from the very beginning,” said






trump tweets on "extreme vetting" after deportations of visa holders halt


following a night of worldwide protests and a federal judge halting deportations of visa holders under his latest executive order, president trump defended his “extreme vetting” policy sunday, pointing to europe as a warning sign for a future without “strong borders.” mr. trump tweeted his message early sunday morning:he followed that up with another missive on christians facing execution in the middle east: u.s. district judge ann donnelly issued an emergency order urday evening stopping authorities from deporting those with valid visas from nations affected by mr. trump’s travel ban. “there is imminent danger that, absent the stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa-holders, and other individuals” from those nations, donnelly wrote in her stay.






trump tweets on "extreme vetting" after deportations of visa holders halt


following a night of worldwide protests and a federal judge halting deportations of visa holders under his latest executive order, president trump defended his “extreme vetting” policy sunday, pointing to europe as a warning sign for a future without “strong borders.” mr. trump tweeted his message early sunday morning:he followed that up with another missive on christians facing execution in the middle east: u.s. district judge ann donnelly issued an emergency order urday evening stopping authorities from deporting those with valid visas from nations affected by mr. trump’s travel ban. “there is imminent danger that, absent the stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa-holders, and other individuals” from those nations, donnelly wrote in her stay.






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






some republicans question trump's immigration order


washington — president donald trump's immigration order is getting pushback from some republicans in congress, even as officials from trump's administration insist it's a small price to pay to keep the nation safe.sen. rob portman, r-ohio, said sunday that it would be best for the new president to "slow down" and work with lawmakers on how best to tighten screening for foreigners who enter the united states.portman said everyone should "take a deep breath and come up with something that makes sense for our national security" and reflects the fact that "'america's always been a welcoming home for refugees and immigrants." he said america is "this beacon of hope and opportunity for the rest of the world" and should remain that way.the comments e the morning after a federal judge issued an em






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






iraqi immigrant freed after being detained at new york airport in wake of trump


an iraqi immigrant was freed urday after being detained at one of new york’s airports in the wake of president trump’s latest executive action on immigration.hameed darweesh appeared outside john f. kennedy international airport urday afternoon with two members of congress.“america is the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world,” darweesh told reporters.iraqi immigrant hameed darweesh, center, walks out of terminal 4 with u.s. rep. jerrold nadler and u.s. rep. nydia velazquez after being released at john f. kennedy international airport in queens, new york, jan. 28, 2017. reuters/andrew kelly darweesh said he had a special immigration visa to enter the country. cbs news digital journalist alex pena reports he had worked closely with the u.s. government abroad.u.s. rep. jerrold na