The Trump administration has been given the go-ahead by a federal judge in Hawaii to begin reviewing the vetting process for people from six majority-Muslim countries who want to travel to the United States. On Monday, Judge Derrick Watson of the U.S. District Court rolled back sections of his blanket injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order. This will allow Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and the Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats to carry out a worldwide review of how the U.S. collects information and issues visas to travellers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. As part of this, they will conduct an in-depth look at how the U.S. collects information on and screens refugees. The court's decision came a day before World Refugee Day on June 20. Trump's executive order selected those six countries because they have been identified as "presenting heightened concerns about terrorism and … [Read more...] about Trump Travel Ban: Judge Rules Review of U.S. Refugee Vetting to Go Ahead
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President Donald Trump unveiled new travel restrictions on visitors from eight countries — a replacement of a controversial travel ban that expired on Sunday.Under the new rules that go into effect on October 18, people from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen will undergo extreme vetting, though the rules change depending on the nation in question. Syrians, for example, are completely barred for an indefinite period, while the restrictions on Venezuelan visitors apply only to senior government officials and their immediate families, according to the Associated Press.Trump hailed his new policy in a statement Sunday: "As President, I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people." He also added in a tweet, "Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet."The new restrictions are the third incarnation of Trump's travel ban. According to AP, the eight … [Read more...] about Trump’s New Travel Ban Targets Even More Countries, Including North Korea and Venezuela
“Divisive, unhelpful and wrong.” That was how Theresa May described Donald Trump’s suggestion that Muslims should be banned from the US in December 2015, when he was still fighting to be the Republican candidate for the presidency and she was home secretary. It was always too much to hope that as prime minister, she might choose her first meeting with the new leader of the United States for a historic Love Actually moment in which she reminded the world about those views. After all, Downing Street has made very clear that pragmatism will rule when it comes to UK-US, and May-Trump, relations. This trip was not about calling things out, but about securing a love-in that might take advantage of the potential benefits to Britain of a Trump presidency – namely his promise to propel a post-Brexit UK from the back to the front of the trade queue. The aim was to build an image of the US and the UK hand in hand, although I’m sure even the prime minister’s … [Read more...] about Theresa May, Trump and the travel ban: her position could not hold
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would voluntarily dismiss its own appeal of a Seattle federal court ruling that had suspended President Donald Trump's first executive order concerning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The Trump administration this week issued a new executive order that supplanted the one which had been challenged in court by the state of Washington. The new order, which takes effect on March 16, is much more narrowly tailored than the first one issued in January. It keeps a 90-day ban on travel to the United States by citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen but excludes Iraq, and applies only to new visa applicants. Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminated against Muslims and failed to address some of their concerns with the previous directive. Legal experts said it would, however, be harder to challenge because it affects fewer people living in the United States and allows more exemptions to protect them. … [Read more...] about Justice Department Moves to Dismiss Appeal of Trump’s Travel Ban Ruling
California, vying for the position of the central bastion of leftist fascism, has banned state-funded travel to Kansas because of a 2016 law allowing college campus religious groups to require that members adhere to their religious beliefs and standards. Guess what prompted the law? InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an evangelical Christian group with 860 chapters in the United States, was “derecognized” by the 24 California State University campuses for failure to comply with a state-mandated nondiscrimination policy requiring membership and leadership in all official student groups to be open to all. In other words, a non-Christian should not only have been allowed membership in the Christian society, but even allowed to lead it. California has already targeted North Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi; the state’s policy could prevent public universities in California from scheduling sporting events with Kansas teams. Further, Wichita is scheduled to host two … [Read more...] about CA Bans State-Funded Travel To Kansas. Why? Because Christians Live There.