Refugees and immigrants traveling to U.S. reportedly stopped at airports following executive order
- President Donald Trump issued an executive order halting refugee resettlement in the U.S. for 120 days.
- The order also creates a 90-day suspension of visas for nationals from”countries of concern,” expected to include Muslim-majority countries with little to no connection to Trump’s business interests including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
- The suspended visas and refugee ban have led to the detention of and refusal of passage to immigrant airport travelers.
Full Executive Order Text: Trump’s Action Limiting Refugees Into the U.S. (via The New York Times)
- “Refugees Detained at U.S. Airports, Prompting Legal Challenges to Trump’s Immigration Order” (The New York Times | January 2017)
- “Donald Trump Muslim immigration ban: US airports already refusing visa holders entry” (The Independent | January 2017)
- “Trump bars Syrian refugees, halts entry of citizens from some Muslim states” (Politico | January 2017)
- “Trump’s Refugee Clampdown Stops Iranian Path Through Austria” (The Associated Press via ABC News | January 2017)
- “‘It’s Tearing Families Apart.’ Three Stories of Lives on Hold Due to Trump’s Visa Ban” (TIME | January 2017)
- “In Middle East, U.S. travel curbs seen as unjust, insulting” (Reuters | January 2017)
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