Trump's Travel Ban Will Not 'Help' ISIS Recruitment

Trump's Travel Ban Will Not 'Help' ISIS Recruitment

"We told President Trump we would see him in court if he ordered this unconstitutional ban on Muslims", Segal said.

The fallout of Mr Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees has been severe.

The changes, said White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, are "a small price to pay" to keep the nation safe. "No judge can look at the order and analyze it as a Muslim ban because the vast majority of Muslims around the world are not affected by the limitations placed on these seven countries".

A recent Reuters poll found the nation, despite huge protests across the nation, is split on support for Trump's 90-day ban on non-U.S. citizens entering the country from one of the seven Muslim-majority nations.

The order, which also suspends refugee admissions for 120 days and indefinitely bars the processing of refugees from Syria, has sparked widespread protests and denunciations from Democrats and a handful of Republicans.

Many Christian groups that resettle refugees in the United States condemn the persecution of Christians overseas, but said the United States should not give favor to fellow Christians or bar Muslims.

The presidency is, at the end of the day, both the most powerful political office we have and one whose formal powers are rather circumscribed.

That, despite widespread confusion and an apparent walk-back about how the order, which temporarily bars the citizens of seven majority Muslim nations from entering the USA, would be applied to certain groups, like US legal permanent residents.


Trump's tweet took issue with the ongoing effort to define the executive action - which has been variously referred to in the media as a travel ban, or even a "Muslim ban". Although this is temporary, it can be said as the first step towards the permanent barring.

President Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she announced she would not defend his controversial immigration order.

A federal judge temporarily blocked part of the order Saturday, following protests at several airports and the filing of a lawsuit by two Iraqi men who had valid visas but were detained in NY.

In an article widely cited by pro-Trump conservatives, Mr David French, a senior fellow at the conservative National Review Institute, contended that the "hysterical rhetoric" over the travel ban was "out of control".

After Libya, Somalia and Yemen were added to the list in February 2016, the "countries of concern" were the seven named in Trump's order. Who is to say that the ban might not be expanded to naturalized citizens?

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] CEO Travis Kalanick, who has faced criticism from some employees for participating in President Trump's business advisory council, said in a statement that the company would compensate drivers from the seven countries who might not be able to return to the United States for three months or more.

The case played out amid global turmoil as the order signed on Friday shut the borders of the U.S. for an Iranian scientist headed to a lab in MA, a Syrian refugee family headed to a new life in OH and countless others across the world.

Lara Kiswani, an organiser with the Arab Resource and Organising Centre, said: "What we're not clear about is who or what type of families are being held, whether they're from Syria or Iran or other countries, we don't know for certain". It also temporarily bars citizens of seven majority Muslim nations from entering the USA, but there's confusion and an apparent walk-back about how it applies to certain groups, like US legal permanent residents. He said on Twitter that Mr. Darweesh "spent years keeping US soldiers alive in combat in Iraq".

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