A look at Trump’s executive order on refugees, immigration

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that makes major changes to America’s immigration system, sparking confusion at airports, protests around the country and denunciations from leaders around the world. A look at what Trump ordered and the reaction: ___ NO ENTRY Trump’s executive order temporarily suspends all immigration for citizens of seven majority Muslim countries for 90 days. […]

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Trump Bars All Refugees, and Citizens From 7 Muslim Nations

President Trump on Friday closed the nation’s borders to refugees from around the world, ordering that families fleeing Syrian carnage be indefinitely blocked from entering the United States, and temporarily suspending immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries. Declaring the measure part of an extreme vetting plan to “keep radical Islamic terrorists” out of the country, Mr. Trump also ordered that […]

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Germany’s Merkel says refugees must return home once war over

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday tried to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees, insisting that asylum seekers from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended. Merkel, despite appearing increasingly isolated over her policy, has resisted pressure from some conservatives to cap the influx of refugees, or to close Germany’s […]

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Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee’s country of origin or […]

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Conservative suspicions of refugees grow in wake of Paris attacks

For John Courts, the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 provided yet more evidence of something he has long suspected: Syrian refugees are not to be trusted. “I think they’re wolves in sheep’s clothing,” said Courts, 36, a police officer in this industrial town in southeast Texas who attended a political rally for Donald Trump Saturday. “Bringing those refugees […]

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