Pres. Trump issues new statement following immigration ban, protests
Jan 31 2017 by Larry Hoffman
The ACLUfiled a lawsuit against the Trump administration on their behalf as well. You see it at the airports.
The American Civil Liberties Union estimated that the stay will temporarily spare 100 to 200 people from deportation. "This is what pushed me to move, to leave my country and come here", Darweesh said.
Earlier on Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said it was no time to build walls between nations and criticised steps towards cancelling world trade agreements, without naming Trump.
"It's not a Muslim ban, it's working out very nicely", the President said to reporters as he signed more executive orders at the White House.
Alia Salem with the The Council on American-Islamic Relations confirmed that about 50 people, including green card holders, were being held at DFW.
Iran condemns terror attack on mosque in Canada
Officials in Quebec have released the names of six people killed in an attack at a mosque after charging a man with their murders. Quebec City police spokesman Constable Pierre Poirier said the mosque had been evacuated and the situation was under control.
The president's critics have said his action violates US law and the US Constitution. The five straight legal defeats for Trump's Justice Department, handed down by both Republican and Democratic appointees, could foreshadow more rocky times ahead for the executive order.
The official said the U.S. still took in "more foreigners than any other country in the history of civilisation" and that the number of people impacted by the executive order was relatively small. She will decide on whether to extend the deportation freeze after the Justice Department and ACLU file legal briefs, starting with the government's on February 12.
The Darweesh family landed in NY at approximately 6 p.m. Friday evening, and Hameed Darweesh was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY. Later he was a contract engineer for the U.S. Meanwhile, Iran's foreign ministry is suggesting the country will limit issuing visas to American tourists in retaliation for Trump's suspension of immigration and visas for nationals from Muslim countries including Iran.
Likewise, several colleges advised foreign students and scholars who might be affected by Trump's order to defer travel outside of the U.S.at least until there is more clarity on how the order may affect them. "Indeed, this is one of the greatest challenges to our unity and solidarity". President Trump yesterday ordered "extreme vetting" of people entering the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries and banned the entry of Syrian refugees until further notice, as part of new measures to "keep radical Islamic terrorists" out of America.
"This is big stuff", the new USA president declared at the Pentagon on Friday, after signing an executive order entitled "Protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States". Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Networklast Friday that he intended the edict to aid Christians.