Published: Tue, January 31, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

How Will Trump's Immigration Freeze Affect San Antonio?


Under Trump's ban - which has been called the "Muslim ban", referring to one of the Republican leader's most controversial election promises - citizens from the seven nations are now barred from entering the United States for 90 days from 27 January.

So is this accurate? Well, sort of, but not really. But as Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler said in awarding Trump two "Pinocchios" for the Obama comparison, the comparison is "facile" and misleading.

In a report news agency Reuters said that people holding so-called green cards, making them legal permanent US residents, are included in President Donald Trump's executive action temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, a Department of Homeland security spokeswoman said on Saturday. A couple dozen people were held overnight at U.S. airports, an official familiar with the matter told CNN.His clarification came as legislators, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Republican Sen.

While the Department of Homeland Security initially said this order would affect green card holders, a senior White House official later said they could return to the U.S. An ACLU lawsuit resulted in a stay of the order for people in that situation, but the order is still far-reaching.

Nations around the world were quick to condemn the decree, with Iraq in particular calling on the U.S.to reconsider the ban in order to continue their cooperation in fighting the terror group known as the Islamic State group or ISIS.

The exact provisions of the retaliation remain unclear, but it would certainly apply to Americans attempting to enter Iraq. Iraqi refugees were still being admitted to the USA, albeit at a more sluggish pace.

So there are certainly similarities between Obama's refugee pause and Trump's. That's pretty much where the similarities end. "Iraq is on the front line of the war on terrorism", the statement released Sunday read.

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that suspends entry of all refugees for 120 days and suspends the entry Syrian refugee indefinitely. They are barred from coming to the US for 90 days. Now its neighbor Iraq taken similar action. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say.

An Iraqi security official, before the vote, confirmed that Baghdad is "thinking that they should start with Americans who have nothing to do with the government and those who are outside the embassy and the global coalition". Yes, some. But it does a whole lot more with a whole lot less specifics.

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