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8 million people could be deported under Trump's immigration order. When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade.

8 million people could be deported under Trump's immigration order

Up to 8 million people in the country illegally could be considered priorities for deportation, according to calculations by the Los Angeles Times. They were based on interviews with experts who studied the order and two internal documents that signal immigration officials are taking an expansive view of Trump’s directive. Far from targeting only “bad hombres,” as Trump has said repeatedly, his new order allows immigration agents to detain nearly anyone they come in contact with who has crossed the border illegally. People could be booked into custody for using food stamps or if their child receives free school lunches. Also among those 11.1 million are about 8 million jobholders, Pew found. White House seeks intelligence that tells Trump what he wants to hear.

Donald Trump hasn’t given up on his Muslim ban, but after failing in the courts, the president realizes his proposal needs some work.

White House seeks intelligence that tells Trump what he wants to hear

Hoping to craft a policy that can pass legal muster, the White House has moved forward in recent weeks with a plan that involves defending the legality of the administration’s policy by pointing to security risks that, in Trump’s mind, makes his proposal necessary. With that in mind, a senior White House official told CNN late last week that intelligence officials at the Department of Homeland Security “are working on an intelligence report that will demonstrate that the security threat for these seven countries is substantial and that these seven countries have all been exporters of terrorism into the United States.” Stephen Miller called U.S. Attorney about travel ban defense.

In the chaotic hours after President Trump signed on a Friday afternoon the sloppily written executive order meant to fulfill his Muslim ban campaign promise, Stephen Miller called the home of Robert Capers to dictate to the U.S.

Stephen Miller called U.S. Attorney about travel ban defense

Attorney for the Eastern District how he should defend that order at a Saturday emergency federal court hearing. Seattle judge lets Trump travel ban suit roll on. A judge in Seattle has turned down the federal government's request to put a lawsuit there on hold while an appeals court mulls further action regarding President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order.

Seattle judge lets Trump travel ban suit roll on

At a hearing Monday, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart rejected the Justice Department's call for a delay and invoked Trump's own Twitter comments seeming to seek quick action in the case. Story Continued Below "I thought the president said, We'll see you in court? " Homegrown extremism is not limited to one religion. After the mass shooting at a Quebec mosque last month that left six Muslim men dead, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson stressed the need to uncover what motivated accused murderer Alexandre Bissonnette “to act in the way that he did.”

Homegrown extremism is not limited to one religion

“There is, I think everyone would agree, a more caustic tone to the political discourse that seems to attract and agitate and radicalize people of all persuasions — particularly those who know hardly anything about it — to engage,” Paulson said, while addressing a Canadian Senate committee. Advertisement That all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion, are susceptible to radicalization is the antithesis of the Trump administration’s narrow and dangerous approach to fighting terrorism.

Legal Expert Trump Erroneously Cited To Defend Muslim Ban Actually Thinks Trump Is A Threat To Democracy. The national security law expert miscited by President Donald Trump to criticize a court ruling against his administration is actually a frequent critic of the president who has called the president’s travel ban “malevolence tempered by incompetence.”

Legal Expert Trump Erroneously Cited To Defend Muslim Ban Actually Thinks Trump Is A Threat To Democracy

Following the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal’s February 9 unanimous ruling against the Trump administration that declined to reinstate the administration’s executive order targeting people from seven majority-Muslim countries, Trump attacked the decision by citing on Twitter a Lawfare article authored by the site’s editor-in-chief, Benjamin Wittes: Unfortunately for Trump, the article he cited actually reached the conclusion that the 9th Circuit “is correct to leave the [temporary restraining order] in place.” 'They Took The Hatred Out Of Me': How Refugee Neighbors Changed A Man's Mind About Muslims. Conservative evangelicals join letter denouncing Trump’s order on refugees. Author Ann Voskamp, left, stands outside the National Prayer Breakfast with a sign saying “We Welcome Refugees.”

Conservative evangelicals join letter denouncing Trump’s order on refugees

(Courtesy of Sarah Melnyk, Church World Service) In a highly unusual move, several conservative evangelical leaders took out a full-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Washington Post to denounce President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees, saying they are “deeply concerned.” The ad includes the signatures of evangelicals considered to be more conservative and represent large churches and institutions, including New York City Pastor Tim Keller and his wife, Kathy Keller, Southern Baptists Ed Stetzer and Daniel Akin and popular author Max Lucado. The ad shows how the issue of refugees, which was once not considered divisive in evangelical circles, has become polarizing in recent years. Immigrants Do Not Increase Crime, Research Shows. The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.

Immigrants Do Not Increase Crime, Research Shows

Editor’s note: In his first week in office, President Donald Trump showed he intends to follow through on his immigration promises. A major focus of his campaign was on removing immigrants who, he said, were increasing crime in American communities. In his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Trump named victims who were reportedly killed by undocumented immigrants and said: “They are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resources…We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities.”

But, what does research say about how immigration impacts crime in U.S. communities? Across 200 metropolitan areas Across 20 years of data. Sudanese Scientist Blocked from U.S. Travel Considers Handing Over Prestigious Award - Seeker. Over the weekend, as protestors gathered at airports across the country to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order banning citizens from seven, predominantly Muslim countries from traveling to the United States, a young scientist in Sudan read the news in her local newspaper in disbelief.

Sudanese Scientist Blocked from U.S. Travel Considers Handing Over Prestigious Award - Seeker

Rania Abdelhameed, a 39-year-old electrical engineer at Sudan University of Science and Technology, has spent a large part of her career trying to improve the efficiency of radio transmission used in broadcast television. A standout scientist in her field, Abdelhameed is the recipient of an early-career award from the Organization for Women in Science from the Developing World. Sudanese Scientist Blocked from U.S. Travel Considers Handing Over Prestigious Award - Seeker. AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims on travel ban misleading, wrong.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump has staunchly defended his order temporarily banning refugees and nearly all citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims on travel ban misleading, wrong

But in a statement Sunday and tweets Monday, Trump misstated the facts multiple times. What Trump said and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: In a Twitter message Monday, he said "Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Team Trump points to imaginary 'Bowling Green Massacre' Donald Trump and his White House team have had a fair amount of time to come up with compelling defenses for the president’s Muslim ban. So far, their rhetorical pushback isn’t going especially well. Trump World said only 109 people were denied entry into the U.S. under the policy, but that number wasn’t true.

They tried to argue President Obama did the same thing, but that wasn’t true, either. They said the policy had to be sprung on people in order to be effective, but that too wasn’t true. An Associated Press fact-check found a variety of other misstatements related to the controversial executive order. Newyorker. “Americans severely misjudged the authoritarians,” Umair Haque, a consultant and social-media maven, commented on Twitter on Saturday night. “But the authoritarians, it seems, also severely misjudged Americans.” Full Text And Analysis: Trump's Executive Order On Immigration. Trump's Muslim Ban Just Backfired in the Most Beautiful Way. Trump announces Muslim ban. Bernie Sanders' response is perfect. Pope Francis: You can’t defend Christianity by being ‘against refugees and other religions’ – Pope Francis at this morning's audience with a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany (CNS) The Pope told pilgrims that the sin Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.”

“This is not something I’ve read in books, but I see in the newspapers and on television every day,” Pope Francis said. Answering questions from young people in the group this morning, the pope said, “the sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy,” which is precisely what is happening when someone claims to be a Christian but does not live according to the teaching of Christ. Trump’s Immigration Ban Excludes Countries With Business Ties. Was Trump’s executive order an impeachable offense? - The Washington Post. President Trump signed an executive order halting all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days, among other provisions.

Here's what the order says. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) INSIGHT-Psychological first aid: Migrant trauma demands alternative therapies. (Adds full name of journal in paragraph 9) * Many refugees bear mental scars of war, persecution, rape * Some develop complex and severe psychological illnesses * New treatments focused on victims of multiple trauma. Syrian Refugees Don’t Pose a Serious Security Threat. Of the 859,629 refugees admitted from 2001 onwards, only three have been convicted of planning terrorist attacks on targets outside of the United States, and none was successfully carried out.

Syrian Refugees Don’t Pose a Serious Security Threat. Nonprofits told not to help Syrian refugees. As of 4pm Friday, several Houston organizations complied with Governor Abbott's deadline order to stop providing help to Syrian refugees. Our Betrayal of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees. US religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees. New Evidence Confirms Paris Terrorists Were Not Refugees, Republicans Still Lying About It Anyway. Syria crisis fast facts and overview of the refugee situation. Syria crisis: Fast facts 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance.14.6 million Syrians are refugees, and 6.6 million are displaced within Syria; half are children.2 Read an open letter from Syrian children.Most Syrian refugees remain in the Middle East, in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt; about 10 percent of the refugees have fled to Europe.3Children affected by the Syrian conflict are at risk of becoming ill, malnourished, abused, or exploited.

I’m Sorry, Christian, But You Don’t Get to Make That Move. I have a bone to pick with Christians this morning. Ben Carson blames media for 'rabid dog' Syrian refugee metaphor in Mobile rally. Facebook. Obama defends American values, pushes back against GOP. Love the Refugee With the Compassion Christ Has Shown You. Rejecting Refugees, Rejecting Christ. Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian refugee. The destruction of Syria due to a civil war conflict and the rise of ISIS has led to an impassioned debate as to whether the United States should act as a world leader by allowing Syrian refugees to immigrate into the country.

Facebook. Facebook. What Americans Thought of Jewish Refugees Fleeing Europe. Facebook. Obama calls GOP rhetoric on Syrian refugees a ‘potent recruitment tool for ISIL’ House of Lolz - To Paris, From Pakistan. Stretching Facts on Syrian Refugees. Hey, GOP Fearmongers: Not One Terrorist Act by Refugees in U.S. - Hit & Run : Dana Milbank: Heritage’s ugly Benghazi panel. I am Muslim and Republican – and was attacked by people in my party. Stretching Facts on Syrian Refugees. Untitled. What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II. Calling Bullshit On the Anti-Refugee Memes Flooding the Internet. Syria Regional Refugee Response - Regional Overview.