Trump suspends U.S. refugee program, suspends entry from some countries

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order he said would impose tighter vetting to prevent foreign terrorists from entering the United States at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order he said would impose tighter vetting to prevent foreign terrorists from entering the United States at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Reuters, by Emily Stephenson and Mica Rosenberg, January 27, 2017:

President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and some other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks.

Civil rights groups condemned the measures as discriminatory.

“I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. Don’t want them here,” Trump said earlier on Friday at the Pentagon.

“We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people,” he said.

The order suspends the Syrian refugee program until further notice, and will eventually give priority to minority religious groups fleeing persecution. Trump said in an interview with a Christian news outlet the exception would help Syrian Christians fleeing the civil war there.

His order had been expected to include a directive about setting up “safe zones” for Syrian refugees inside the country, but no such language was included.

The measure limits entry for at least 90 days from Syria and other Muslim-majority countries, but did not list the countries by name.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association said it would ban entry from nationals of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.

Trump had promised the measures – called “extreme vetting” – during last year’s election campaign, saying they would prevent militants from entering the United States from abroad.

The move was immediately condemned by Democrats, civil rights groups and aid groups such as Oxfam and others.

“President Trump has cloaked what is a discriminatory ban against nationals of Muslim countries under the banner of national security,” said Greg Chen of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Chen said the order will “severely cripple” the U.S. refugee program, leaving desperate people in danger.

“This policy does not make us safer. It shows weakness and withdraws our nation from the position as global leader when so many refugees urgently need protection,” Chen said.

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5 thoughts on “Trump suspends U.S. refugee program, suspends entry from some countries

    • What are you insinuating? To continue bringing “refugees” from the Middle East into the United States?

  1. Dear American KUFFAR, please always remember that as Infidels/ Kuffar/ Non Muslims, you are NOT the only ones targeted for EXTERMINATION by Muslims (Arabs or otherwise) hence it is VITAL that you realize that one does not need more than two brain cells of logic to understand Muslims & Islam in a nutshell~

    Since every Muslim is Sharia compliant, every Muslim cannot ever be a Law abiding LOYAL citizen in ANY non Muslim nation because these nations do not submit to Allah’s Sharia.

    Hence every Muslim is the enemy of every none Muslim Infidel/ Kafir on planet Earth (80% of current of non Muslim humanity)

    Every Muslim is a potential Mass Murderer the instant he/ she decides that he/she is NOT Sharia compliant enough. (Not ALL Muslims are Terrorists but ALL Terrorists against Infidels are MUSLIMS)

    Every Muslim is therefore a hair trigger Time Bomb primed to go off

    Only in the WARPED imagination of leftists can one find Moderate Militant Radical or Extremist Muslims because in reality Muslims are Muslims just as Nazis are Nazis and no one ever addressed Nazis as Moderate Militant Radical or Extremist

    Therefore, because Sharia prohibits them, no Muslim can ever be LOYAL to the laws or the peoples who are Infidels/ Kuffar

    All other explanations are superfluous and redundant

    It is time for every decent human being to unshackle yourselves from the pre conceived but erroneous notions that ANYONE who is not a Muslim can make PEACE with Islam. All anyone in doubt has to do is READ only chapter 1 to 9 of Muhammad’s Quran

    Keeping Americans SAFE from MUSLIM terrorists must be one of the PRIMARY reasons Presidents of the USA are elected for

    In summation: To HELL with the Human Rights, Civil Liberties, ACLU, ISNA, CAIR and associated TRAITORS in the USA!

    IQ al Rassooli
    Kafir & Proud!
    http://www.alrassooli.com
    MAGA & DTS!

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