Refugee Admissions Program, which identifies and processes refugees for resettlement in the United States
- Suspends the entry of all “immigrants and nonimmigrants” from Iraq, Iran, Sudan and Libya for a period of 90 days. This may also apply to citizens of Libya, Yemen and Somalia depending on the interpretation.
- Bars all Syrian refugees for an indefinite period
- Directs the secretary of homeland security, the director of national intelligence and secretary of state to put together a list of countries that do not provide adequate information to vet potential entry of foreign nationals into the United States. Foreign nationals from those countries will be banned from entering the United States.
- Directs the secretary of state, the secretary of homeland security, the director of national intelligence, and the director of the FBI to implement uniform screening standards for all immigration programs
- Directs the secretary of homeland security, upon the resumption of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, to “prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual's country of nationality.”
- Directs the secretary of homeland security to implement a biometric entry-exit tracking system
- Grants state and local jurisdictions, whenever possible a “role in the process of determining the placement or settlement” of refugees
- Suspend the Visa Interview Waiver Program, which allows certain people renewing their visas to skip an in-person interview
- Directs the secretary of state to expand the Consular Fellows Program.
The Political World Reacts to Trump's Refugee and Immigration Order - The Atlantic. Updated at 8:01 p.m. on January 29 President Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven Muslim countries has drawn mounting criticism from Republican members of Congress, as lawmakers questioned either its effectiveness in deterring terrorist attacks or its implementation across U.S. airports on Friday evening.
“It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted,” Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said in a joint statement on Sunday afternoon, citing reports that the White House failed to consult with several key Cabinet departments before issuing the directive that took effect immediately on Friday. “Such a hasty process risks harmful results.” Trump rebuked them on Twitter later in the afternoon, noting they had both aspired to occupy the office he now holds and calling them “sadly weak on immigration.” Trump & aides justify entry ban by citing attacks it couldn’t have prevented. Who is affected by Trump’s travel ban - Washington Post. Pentagon, caught by surprise by Trump’s travel ban, pushes for some Iraqis to get special consideration.
Marine, right, speaks with an officer from the Iraqi army and an interpreter at al-Asad Air Base in late 2014. (Lance Cpl. Skyler E. Treverrow/Marine Corps) The Pentagon, caught by surprise by President Trump’s executive order Friday to restrict travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, has launched a new effort to compile a list of Iraqi citizens who have assisted the American military abroad and get them special consideration to settle in the United States. Navy Capt. “There are a number of people in Iraq who have worked for us in a partnership role, whether fighting alongside us or working as translators, often doing so at great peril to themselves,” Davis said.
Untitled. Detroit family caught in Iraq travel ban, says mom died waiting to come home. DETROIT (WJBK) - A local business owner flies to Iraq to bring his mother back home to the US for medical treatment.
But under President Trump's ban on immigration and travel from seven predominately Muslim nations, he was forced to leave his family behind. His mother died just one day after being told she couldn't return to the United States. Mike Hager fled Iraq with his family during the Gulf War, returned during the Iraq war and worked alongside United States Marines and Army forces.
He now owns a business in Metro Detroit and said his mom would still be alive today if President Donald Trump had not instituted his travel ban on Muslim countries. Hager said he was returning home with his family that included his sick mom. "They destroyed us. Hager was born in Iraq and fled during the Gulf War.
He's a proud American citizen whose family has now been torn apart. Hager, his niece, and two nephews were traveling with his 75-year-old mother, Naimma, home to Michigan. "I was just shocked. Principal Biggs and DesMoines schools tell immigrant/refugee students 'We stand by you,' Trump's travel ban by the numbers With emotions running high in the wake of President Trump's executive order on immigration, let's take a look at some of the numbers involved.
Buzz60 Iowa's most diverse school district started Monday morning with a message: Immigrant students are welcome here. Des Moines Public Schools issued a statement in support of immigrant and refugee students on its website in response to President Donald Trump's executive order that suspends citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Kevin Biggs, principal at Roosevelt High School, went a step further and read a heartfelt statement over the school's intercom.
"To all of our students who are immigrants or refugees — and to their friends and classmates and teachers who are also concerned because of these recent events — know that you belong here," he said. Des Moines Public Schools has students who come from 100 countries. "We want to help you learn and succeed in school. Starbucks, Airbnb and other companies come to aid of refugees. High-profile companies have something brewing in response to President Trump's controversial travel ban.
In addition to Starbucks' plan to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, Airbnb has offered free housing for those impacted by President Trump's executive order. "Not allowing countries or refugees into America is not right and we must stand with those who are affected," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky tweeted on Saturday. Executive order prompts Google to recall staff.
Google has recalled travelling staff members to the US after an executive order from President Donald Trump restricting entry for nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries.
Syrian refugees are banned from entry until further notice, the order says. Nationals of six further countries, including Iran and Iraq, will be banned from entering the US for 90 days The entire US refugee admissions programme is suspended for 120 days, and a lower cap on numbers introduced. On Saturday several Iraqi passengers and a Yemeni national were prevented from boarding a flight at Cairo airport bound for New York, despite holding valid visas for the US. The American Civil Liberties Union says it has filed a suit challenging the executive order.
Google has told the BBC it is concerned about the order and any measures which could block great talent from the US. The new restrictions will have a major impact on technology companies that hire skilled staff from all over the world on special H1-B visas. Trump's Immigration Ban Doesn't Affect the Muslim Majority Nations Where He Does Business. A little over a year ago, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," until the country's leadership could "figure out what is going on.
" Along the campaign trail, he modified this blanket ban to a suspension of “immigration from terror-prone regions, where vetting cannot safely occur,” which he promised to enact during his first 100 days in office. And now, a week into Trump's presidency, he has tried to make good on that promise—or, at least, partly so.