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trump order aimed at refugees from muslim countries sparks confusion, outrage


no refugees were in the air when the travel ban was signed friday, but about 350 people were in transit in nairobi, kenya, and were now stuck there, said melanie nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy for hias, a refugee resettlement aid agency. she said several hundred more people who were booked on u.s.-bound flights in the next week were now stranded around the globe."this in effect could be a permanent ban," she said. "many of these people may never be able to come." ociated press






trump order aimed at refugees from muslim countries sparks confusion, outrage


no refugees were in the air when the travel ban was signed friday, but about 350 people were in transit in nairobi, kenya, and were now stuck there, said melanie nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy for hias, a refugee resettlement aid agency. she said several hundred more people who were booked on u.s.-bound flights in the next week were now stranded around the globe."this in effect could be a permanent ban," she said. "many of these people may never be able to come." ociated press






trump shames us with policies based on fear


donald trump’s “extreme vetting” plan to keep out “radical islamic terrorists,” is a policy based in fear, rather than facts. the ban suspends immigration from seven muslim-majority nations for 90 days and suspends all entry of syrian nationals indefinitely. this means the fixers that have saved my life in the middle east for the past two…






18 people held at o'hare after trump order, including park ridge man: lawyers


trump order aimed at refugees from muslim countries sparks confusion, outragetribune news servicesconfusion, worry and outrage grew urday as president donald trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim country took effect. airlines blocked people traveling to the united states, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make...confusion, worry and outrage grew urday as president donald trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-muslim country took effect. airlines blocked people traveling to the united states, legal challenges were underway and doubts abounded about whether the order would make... (tribune news services)






protesters gather at jfk airport to shout down trump’s ‘unjust’ immigrant detent


on urday afternoon, a protest at new york city’s john f. kennedy airport (jfk) against pres. donald trump’s draconian immigration policies swelled and gathered steam as democratic politicians spoke and the crowd chanted “let them in!” about immigrants being detained under the new policies.“mr. president, look around, this is america,” said u.s. rep. nydia velzquez (d-ny) during a press conference. “what you’ve done is shameful. these are americans.”trump’s ban on arriving refugees and even green card holders from certain countries is going to sow “confusion,” velzquez said, “not just among working families in america, but also, it’s creating confusion with the people who are working in homeland security. this executive order is arbitrary. it doesn’t provide real guidelines and it’s unjust.






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






immigration ban sows panic, anguish and confusion at airports around the globe


read the full presidential executive order blocking refugees from coming to the u.s.the white houseoffice of the press secretaryfor immediate release                         january 27, 2017 executive order - - - - - - - protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states       by the authority vested in me as president by the constitution and laws of the...the white houseoffice of the press secretaryfor immediate release                         january 27, 2017 executive order - - - - - - - protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states       by the authority vested in me as president by the constitution and laws of 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






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


no refugees were in the air when the travel ban was signed friday, but about 350 people were in transit in nairobi, kenya, and were now stuck there, said melanie nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy for hias, a refugee resettlement aid agency. she said several hundred more people who were booked on u.s.-bound flights in the next week were now stranded around the globe."this in effect could be a permanent ban," she said. "many of these people may never be able to come." ociated press






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






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






confusion and consternation at home and abroad over trump's order restricting re


the trump administration has instructed the pentagon to carry out a top-to-bottom review of the nation’s military, and draw up a list of plans to upgrade equipment, improve training, and address current and future threats with an increased budget. the executive action, signed friday during president trump’s first visit to the pentagon, follows through on a paign pledge to build up the military, which trump says was ignored under the obama administration. “i’m signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the united states, developing a plan for new planes, new ships, new resources and new tools for our men and women in uniform,”  he said in a brief address to a crowd made up of civilians and uniformed service members. “our military strength will be qu






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)






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. is donald trump’s agenda symbolic?trump on friday signed an executive order that will curb immigration and the entry of refugees from some muslim-majority countries. he separately said he wanted the us to give priority to syrian christians fleeing the civil war there.the bans, though temporary, took effect immediately, causing havoc and confusion for would-be travelers with p ports from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syri






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)






‘they have killed my dream’: immigration ban sows panic and confusion at airport


istanbul – after working as an interpreter for an american security company in iraq, and enduring years of background checks after he applied for a u.s. visa, labeeb ali’s plans to move to the united states ended abruptly urday in an airport in qatar, where officials prevented ali, an iraqi citizen, from boarding a flight to texas.“i have the visa in my p port,” he said, hours later, after he had stopped yelling at the airport staff and his rage had given way to despair. he had already sold his car and electronics shop in iraq, in preparation for the move, and done “everything they told me to do,” he said, referring to u.s. officials, who he said had granted him a special immigrant visa on jan. 24.“they have killed my dream,” he said. “they took it away from me, in the last minutes.”presid






academy stands by iranian oscar nominee asghar farhadi in face of 'extremely tro


a day after president trump signed an executive order banning syrian refugees and citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the united states, the academy of motion picture arts and sciences issued a statement denouncing the ban, which may prevent oscar-nominated iranian filmmaker asghar farhadi from attending the 89th academy awards, where his new drama “the salesman” is nominated for best foreign language film."the academy celebrates achievement in the art of filmmaking, which seeks to transcend borders and speak to audiences around the world, regardless of national, ethnic, or religious differences,” an academy spokesperson said in a statement.“as supporters of filmmakers — and the human rights of all people — around the globe, we find it extremely troubling that






iranian filmmaker asghar farhadi's attendance at academy awards in doubt under t


confusion erupted urday in the the wake of president trump’s executive order banning travel to the u.s. from several muslim-majority countries, and its potential impact on the ability of iranian filmmaker and oscar nominee asghar farhadi to attend next month’s academy awards.farhadi, whose latest film “the salesman” is nominated for best foreign language film, was considered likely to be barred under the new order, as president of the national iranian american council trita parsi tweeted on friday: “confirmed: iran's asghar farhadi won't be let into the us to attend oscar's.”the tweet followed trump’s order that banned travel to the u.s. over the next 90 days from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. the abrupt ban, which also suspended all refugee arrivals from syria, resul






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


captioncurves, craftsmanship and cl | 2017 grand national roadster show in pomonathirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)thirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)






iranian filmmaker asghar farhadi's attendance at academy awards in doubt under t


confusion erupted urday in the the wake of president trump’s executive order banning travel to the u.s. from several muslim-majority countries, and its potential impact on the ability of iranian filmmaker and oscar nominee asghar farhadi to attend next month’s academy awards.farhadi, whose latest film “the salesman” is nominated for best foreign language film, was considered likely to be barred under the new order, as president of the national iranian american council trita parsi tweeted on friday: “confirmed: iran's asghar farhadi won't be let into the us to attend oscar's.”the tweet followed trump’s order that banned travel to the u.s. over the next 90 days from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. the abrupt ban, which also suspended all refugee arrivals from syria, resul






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. is donald trump’s agenda symbolic?trump on friday signed an executive order that will curb immigration and the entry of refugees from some muslim-majority countries. he separately said he wanted the us to give priority to syrian christians fleeing the civil war there.the bans, though temporary, took effect immediately, causing havoc and confusion for would-be travelers with p ports from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syri






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. is donald trump’s agenda symbolic?trump on friday signed an executive order that will curb immigration and the entry of refugees from some muslim-majority countries. he separately said he wanted the us to give priority to syrian christians fleeing the civil war there.the bans, though temporary, took effect immediately, causing havoc and confusion for would-be travelers with p ports from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syri






trump order bars all refugees from entering us for 4 months


washington — president donald trump has barred all refugees from entering the united states for four months, and indefinitely halted any from syria, saying the ban is needed to keep out "radical islamic terrorists."the order friday immediately suspended a program that last year resettled in the u.s. roughly 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice. trump indefinitely blocked those fleeing syria, where a civil war has raged, and imposed a 90-day ban on all immigration to the u.s. from seven muslim majority nations, citing terrorism concerns."we want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas," trump said as he signed the order at the pentagon. "we only want to admit those into our count






donald trump signs executive order for ‘new vetting measures’ to keep ‘islamic t


washington — president donald trump on friday barred all refugees from entering the united states for four months — and those from war-ravaged syria indefinitely — declaring the ban necessary to prevent “radical islamic terrorists” from entering the nation.the order immediately suspended a program that last year resettled to the u.s. roughly 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice. trump indefinitely blocked all those fleeing syria, where a civil war has displaced millions of people, and imposed a 90-day ban on entry to the u.s. from seven muslim majority nations.“we want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas,” trump said as he signed the order at the pentagon. “we only want to a






12 nobel laureates, thousands of academics sign protest of trump immigration ord


by susan svrluga, the washington postthousands of leading academics, alarmed by an executive order signed by president donald trump on friday afternoon instituting “extreme vetting” of refugees with a goal of keeping radical islamic terrorists from entering the country, have signed onto a petition denouncing his action.the executive order begins a 30-day ban on allowing people from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen from entering the united states. it suspends the u.s. refugee admissions program for 120 days.“i’m establishing a new vetting measure to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states of america,” trump said when he signed it. “we don’t want them here. we want to make sure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting






trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terrorists


washington — president donald trump has barred all refugees from entering the united states for four months, and indefinitely halted any from syria, saying the ban is needed to keep out "radical islamic terrorists."the order friday immediately suspended a program that last year resettled in the u.s. roughly 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice. trump indefinitely blocked those fleeing syria, where a civil war has raged, and imposed a 90-day ban on entry to the u.s. from seven muslim majority nations."we want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas," trump said as he signed the order at the pentagon. "we only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and l






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






two new trump executive actions: extreme vetting, rebuilding military


at the pentagon for a swearing-in ceremony for defense secretary ret. gen. james mattis, donald trump signed two executive actions -- one on rebuilding the military and one making major changes to america’s policies on refugees and immigration.“i’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states,” the president told an audience at the pentagon friday.hours later the white house released details of the executive order titled “protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states.” it indefinitely suspends the united states’ syrian refugees program, which trump had vowed to do on the paign trail. u.s. president donald trump signs an executive order he said would impose tighter vetting to prevent foreign terrorists from enterin






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






canadian prime minister 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 mr. 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






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.






'united states is responsible for united states policy on refugees'


theresa may has declined to condemn president donald trump's ban on entry to the us for nationals of seven muslim-majority countries.speaking at a joint press conference in ankara with turkish benali yildirim she said: "the united states is responsible for united states policy on refugees. the uk is responsible for uk policy on refugees."






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






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






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as a self-described "old drunk," the actor john hurt nonetheless had a half-century career highlighted with memorable performances, two oscar nominations, a golden globe and four british bafta awards. success and failure were taken in stride.






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best of the best in luxury lodgingfrom urban oases to oceanfront resorts, tripadvisor's ranking of top luxury els for 2017 put san diego's fairmont grand del mar at the top of the list. tripadvisor's annual travelers' choice awards rely on feedback from visitors to the trip planning and booking website. categories for properties across the globe include luxury, bargain, small, service, b&b's and inns, romance and family.from urban oases to oceanfront resorts, tripadvisor's ranking of top luxury els for 2017 put san diego's fairmont grand del mar at the top of the list. tripadvisor's annual travelers' choice awards rely on feedback from visitors to the trip planning and booking website. categories for properties across the globe include luxury, bargain, small, service, b&b's and inn






top u.s. luxury els - the san diego union-tribune


best of the best in luxury lodgingfrom urban oases to oceanfront resorts, tripadvisor's ranking of top luxury els for 2017 put san diego's fairmont grand del mar at the top of the list. tripadvisor's annual travelers' choice awards rely on feedback from visitors to the trip planning and booking website. categories for properties across the globe include luxury, bargain, small, service, b&b's and inns, romance and family.from urban oases to oceanfront resorts, tripadvisor's ranking of top luxury els for 2017 put san diego's fairmont grand del mar at the top of the list. tripadvisor's annual travelers' choice awards rely on feedback from visitors to the trip planning and booking website. categories for properties across the globe include luxury, bargain, small, service, b&b's and inn






apple ceo tim cook sent an email to employees about the immigration ban


while tim cook has yet to publicly address the immigration ban that’s beginning to rile a restive tech industry into speaking out against newly elected president donald j. trump, he did send an email to staff explaining apple’s position.team,in my conver ions with officials here in washington this week, i’ve made it clear that apple believes deeply in the importance of immigration — both to our company and to our nation’s future. apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do.i’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven muslim-majority countries. i share your concerns. it is not a policy we support.there are employees at apple who are directly affected by yesterday’






trump suspends admission of refugees, increases vetting of muslims; vows priorit


"if we're looking for the perfect way to deal with this, i'm not sure it exists," said ira mehlman, a spokesman for the federation for american immigration reform (fair). "what we need to do is, the best we can, balancing the competing obligations of protecting people in imminent peril and the safety of the american people."the unhcr has warned for several years that the world is undergoing a refugee and migration crisis of epic proportions, comparable only to the period after world war ii. some analysts caution that the decision to suspend refugee admissions to a country that defines itself as a nation of immigrants could lead other governments to follow suit and undermine u.s. credibility."if you want ironclad guarantees, you'd have to stop all immigration, business travelers and student






confusion and consternation as new 'extreme vetting' policy blocks travel from s


president trump’s executive order suspending refugee arrivals and banning travel to the united states from several muslim-majority countries spawned chaos and consternation urday, igniting at least one legal challenge, causing unknown numbers of airline p engers to be turned away from u.s.-bound flights and galvanizing anguished questions about core american values.the abrupt ban ensnared people from all walks of life who were caught in transit or expecting to soon return to the u.s. — students on a break from studies, business travelers, tourists, even the bereaved who had gone home for a funeral.a group of advocacy organizations, including the american civil liberties union, filed a legal action against the policy on urday in new york, acting on behalf of two iraqis who were stopped at j






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






trump order bans all refugees from entering u.s. for four months, indefinitely b


washington — president donald trump has barred all refugees from entering the united states for four months, and indefinitely halted any from syria, saying the ban is needed to keep out “radical islamic terrorists.”the order friday immediately suspended a program that last year resettled in the u.s. roughly 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice. trump indefinitely blocked those fleeing syria, where a civil war has raged, and imposed a 90-day ban on entry to the u.s. from seven muslim majority nations.“we want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas,” trump said as he signed the order at the pentagon. “we only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and l






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trump executive order could block 500,000 legal u.s. residents from returning to


gage skidmore / creative commonspresident donald trump (p o cc info)when details leaked earlier this week about a spate of immigration-related executive orders from president donald trump, much public discussion focused on a 30-day ban on new visas for citizens from seven “terror-prone” countries.but the order signed this afternoon by trump is actually more severe, increasing the ban to 90 days. and its effects could extend well beyond preventing newcomers from iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen, from entering the u.s., lawyers consulted by propublica said.it’s also expected to have substantial effects on hundreds of thousands of people from these countries who already live in the u.s. under green cards or on temporary student or employee visas.since the order’s travel ban applies






attacks in us are ‘overwhelming by americans’


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