Global Round Up
CFO|February 2017

Trump Bans 7 Countries From Entering US, Faces Heat From Across the World.

IN A HURRY to deliver election promises, Donald Trump, within a week of taking oath as the President of USA, imposed 90 day travel ban on residents of seven countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. However, the restriction would not apply to those with lawful permanent residence in America, that is, the green card holders. Besides, the US administration deferred all refugee entry to the US for four months and banned the entry of Syrian refugees indefinitely. Trump’s decision has dashed the hopes of desperate refugees who were looking forward to settle in the US. The White House said the strict new measures have been taken to prevent terror attacks on US soil. The executive order led to the detention and deportation of hundreds of people arriving at US airports. The order saw large-scale demonstrations pan America and across the globe, especially in Muslim dominated countries. Lawyers and human rights groups have approached court to block Trump’s order, arguing that it both went against the spirit of the US constitution and the letter of American law. Two days later, on January 29, Trump defended the executive order, saying the United States would resume issuing visas to all countries once secure policies were put in place over the next 90 days. “To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting,” Trump said. “This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe.”

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