Trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials

Feb 05, 2017, 01:51
Trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials

In Boston, U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs on Sunday issued a temporary restraining order blocking the removal of two Iranians who taught at the University of MA who had been detained at Logan International Airport.

Trump, in his statement Sunday, wrote those countries "are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror". According to the Post, "it seeks to rescind any work visa provisions for foreign nationals found not to be in "the national interest" or found to be in violation of US immigration laws".

Trump tweeted earlier this week in defense of his order, "If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the "bad" would rush into our country during that week".

There's an exemption for immigrants and legal permanent residents whose entry is in the USA national interest.

The other man, Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, had been granted a Follow to Join Visa. As for permanent residents, they're entitled to the protections guaranteed by the Constitution. Alshawi's son has not seen his father for three years. "President Trump talked about this throughout the campaign and throughout the transition".

The ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project deputy director Lee Gelernt told reporters on Sunday that there was still confusion over the status of detainees and the new rules for entering the country, according to the Associated Press.

Refugees from Syria have been put under blanket ban till further notice from the Donald Trump administration.

Under an executive order that Trump signed in the presence of the news media, every political appointee joining the executive branch on or after January 20 - the day Trump took office - must agree to the lobbying bans.

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to push back against two Republican senators who called his immigration executive order a potential "self-inflicted wound". "It is not on its face a Muslim ban", he said. Schumer said Secretary Kelly had told him that 42 people being detained fit under the court order issued Saturday and would be processed and allowed entry.

"Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001, including foreign nationals who entered the USA after receiving visitor, student, or employment visas, or who entered through the U.S. refugee resettlement program", it said. "My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering", Trump added.

The Refugee Processing Center reports that in 2016, there were 15,302 Muslims who arrived in the US from Syria and there were 93 people, also from Syria, who identified as either Catholic, Christian, Protestant or Jehovah's Witness. "We expect the Western world to lighten Turkey's burden".

"I'm not aware of any prior such edict from the president saying that people from a particular country aren't permitted to be admitted as refugees", Cox said.

Obama's order involved re-vetting 58,000 Iraqi refugees already living in the United States and creating tougher screening procedures.

The Obama administration did slow processing for Iraqi nationals seeking refuge in the US under the government's Special Immigrant Visa program for translators and interpreters who worked with American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Iraqi lawmakers have requested that parliament discuss Trump's action.

"We want officials from the Iraqi foreign affairs ministry to come to parliament to explain the USA decision and discuss the matter", he told Reuters.