Trump Imposes Immigration Ban
On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order that halted the US refugee program, suspended immigration from seven countries and indefinitely banned Syrian Refugees. The countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – were reportedly chosen because they had previously been identified by the Obama Administration to likely harbor terrorists. Reports began coming in from airports across the country of green-card holding, already vetted immigrants being detained and kept from entering the country upon arrival. Saturday, thousands began to arrive at airports to protest – bringing with them lawyers to offer pro bono services. Late Saturday, federal Judge Ann Donnelly temporarily ruled against the removal of people legally authorized to enter the country after the case was brought to her by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Even after condemnation from numerous world powers and leading US Republicans, the Trump administration remains resolute.
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