Trump’s campaign promise to restore “law and order” to the U.S.by banning immigration from Muslim countries, ramping up vetting procedures, dismantling the Syrian refugee program, and deporting undocumented immigrants stood out as one of the most memorable and polarizing aspects of his campaign.
For the United Nations, criticising U.S. policy is a delicate proposition: the USA is the single largest government donor to the UN’s refugee agency, contributing $1.5 billion (£1.2 billion) in 2016.
Trump said the new measure was intended “to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America”.
“They’ve been awful treated”, Trump said.
U.S. Muslim and Latino advocates have joined forces in opposing changes to immigration rules by President Donald Trump, bolstering their alliance as they mull the prospect of aggressive restrictions.
Muslims will be the biggest victim of the new executive order, which was dialled down since 2015 to only target immigrants from seven Muslim-dominated countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
House Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told Fox News, “It’s a safer day for America”.
In joint press conferences and rallies across the country, they are decrying an action Trump signed to jumpstart construction on a southern border wall.
“And it’s countries that people are going to come in and cause us tremendous problems”. “We don’t need this”.
The process takes only a few minutes, is valid for two years and is approved in 99 percent of cases, according to United States immigration statistics.
Trump added that the USA has taken in tens of thousands of people.
“We don’t want to admit the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas”. “They can say they vet them, they didn’t vet them”. They didn’t vet them, they have no papers. How do you vet them?
Trump’s newly sworn-in Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will focus on undocumented immigrants with criminal records.
According to Bloomberg, all five of the countries not included in the ban just happen to be ones where President Trump has or is pursuing business relationships.
The new president’s hardline rhetoric towards Muslims during his campaign found favour in some quarters in India, which has had its fair share of tensions between the majority Hindu population and its Muslim minority. The scientist was one of about 12,000 Syrian refugees accepted into the U.S.to flee the devastation in his home country.
The leaked document also includes a section calling for an end to visa waiver programs. Refugee processing was suspended in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks and restarted months later. It was later restarted.
Jensen was trying to show the man – an Iraqi national who sold supplies to the U.S. military for many years during their time in Baghdad – how to buy a plane ticket online.
Under former President Barack Obama, the U.S. reached its target of taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees in August 2016 but refugees continued to be screened and admitted from Jordan. Muslims, immigrants and their supporters rallied in New York City and elsewhere in protest.
During an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, the president said today that Christians in Syria have been treated unfairly in the refugee process.
The extent of the ban is still unknown and could affect citizens of the banned countries who are already living in the USA on a lawful, permanent residency visa, known as a green card, as well as citizens of those nations who hold dual-citizenship, either with the United States or another, non-blacklisted country. “If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was nearly impossible”.
“I don’t think there is anything that’s going to come out of this as far as countering terrorism”, said the third-generation Palestinian-American. They also noted that refugees go through a lengthy process to prepare to leave; some may give up housing or sell their belongings.