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States say lifting halt on Trump's travel ban would 'unleash chaos'

However, certain visa holders like diplomats are exempt from the order.

U.S. President Donald Trump's temporary visa ban on seven majority Muslim countries has sparked controversy, as critics condemn it as poorly planned and executed while supporters say he is only fulfilling a campaign promise. The conclusion of too many was that here was his once-threatened Muslim ban.

"In the coming days we will develop a system to help ensure that those admitted into our country fully embrace our values of religious and personal liberty and that they reject any form of oppression and discrimination", Trump said. Over 100,000 visas were issued previous year, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. We might have had some rethinking, additional, intelligent explication and less of what ensued: outrage within government, angry crowds causing traveler troubles at airports, diplomatic damage and ideologically inspired commentary that put fantastically imagined evil over reality. "We recognize that those individuals are temporarily inconvenienced while we conduct our review under the Executive Order".

Faith leaders continue to join forces, demonstrating their unity and quest to protect American ideals of diversity and religious freedom.

These figures are way more than the number of people detained or deported at the airport since Trump's immigration ban was announced.

Asserts AU's brief, "The challenged Executive Order singles out Muslim-majority countries and subjects those who were born in or come from those countries (principally Muslims) to harsh legal disabilities and punishments, including exclusion, detention, and expulsion, based on their faith". Syrian refugees are barred indefinitely under the order.

Trump's order applies only to non-U.S. citizens, so anyone with US citizenship - whether that person in natural-born or naturalized - is not affected. NBC10's Denise Nakano has the details. "This directive will be interpreted very strictly", the order said. And many of these demonstrators were actually sponsored by 86-year-old billionaire George Soros who lost not only all his money financing Hillary Clinton but also nearly US$1 billion in stock market after becoming bearish upon Donald Trump's election victory. "This could easily turn into something more permanent", he added.

Instead of gallantly accepting their expertise as constructive criticism, White House press secretary Sean Spicer rebuffed the employees.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently said, "We believe in assisting all those who are vulnerable and fleeing persecution, regardless of their religion". Carter's order to sever diplomatic relations with Iran and impose a trade embargo also instructed the USA departments of state and justice to "invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States".

Many are questioning how this affects those who were traveling at the time the order was passed.

Moreover, the ways it grants discretion to the State Department and Customs and Border Patrol agents frees consular officers and CBT officials to enact their prejudices against a particular religion.

President Barack Obama indeed ordered a review of all background checks for Iraqi refugees resettled in the USA and imposed new security requirements on any new ones, after the May 2011 arrest of two Iraqis in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Sen. Charles Schumer Fires up Crowd at Battery Park ProtestSen.

A broad local coalition in formation issued a statement on the steps of the Federal Building yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 1, at noon in Honolulu opposing President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration.

Kuwait was the only nation prohibiting the entry of Syrian nationals prior to Trump's executive order.

"I think we can say for sure that admission numbers are going to be much lower this year", Alden said.

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