THE dad of US jihadi bride Hoda Muthana is suing Donald Trump for banning her from America – despite her urging fanatics to "spill blood". Muthana, 24, is living in a Syrian refugee camp with her 18-month-old son after fleeing the remnants of ISIS. Ahmed Ali Muthana argues in the suit filed in federal court in Washington that his daughter is an American citizen by birth and should be allowed to come back to the US with her toddler. The Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA) filed a complaint on his behalf. It says that the civil suit is not aimed at "defending her from criminal prosecution, but instead [recognises] her US citizenship, which prior to her departure was not in dispute, and the citizenship of her young son.” The CLCMA says that in Muthana's words, she recognises she has “ruined” her own life, “but does not want to ruin the life of her young child.” The organisation said that citizenship "should not be able to be … [Read more...] about Dad of US jihadi bride SUES Donald Trump for banning her from America despite her urging fanatics to ‘spill blood’
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Susannah George and Colleen Long, Associated Press Updated 7:47 am CDT, Sunday, October 7, 2018 In this Sept. 29, 2018 photo, Hadi Mohammed sits with his 9 year old son Mohammed Ghaleb, as he displays a photo of his son as a baby in Baghdad, in their Lincoln, Neb. apartment. Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn’t been enough to allow his wife to join them. less In this Sept. 29, 2018 photo, Hadi Mohammed sits with his 9 year old son Mohammed Ghaleb, as he displays a photo of his son as a baby in Baghdad, in their Lincoln, Neb. apartment. Death threats drove Hadi ... more Photo: Nati Harnik, AP In this Sept. 29, 2018 photo, Hadi Mohammed gestures as he sits with his 9 year old son Mohammed Ghaleb, in their Lincoln, Neb. apartment. Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of … [Read more...] about Trump refugee policy leaves thousands stranded outside US
A Trump administration debate over whether to clamp down on refugee admissions into the U.S. is forcing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to make a tough political choice between pleasing his employees — or his boss. President Donald Trump’s top diplomat could side with Trump and other anti-immigration hard-liners and agree to proposals that slash the number of refugees the United States admits and gut the State Department bureau that deals with them. But in doing so, he could alienate many State Department employees who strongly oppose those moves, while disappointing foreign governments unhappy that the U.S. is not doing more to deal with a global migration crisis. Story Continued Below Pompeo’s record as a Republican congressman suggests that he will support lowering the annual cap on refugee entries to 25,000 or less, as well as a separate proposal to downgrade his department’s refugee bureau. But advocates for more liberal refugee policies are holding out hope … [Read more...] about Trump’s refugee crackdown plans put Pompeo on the spot
DONALD Trump's travel ban on visitors from several mainly Muslim countries has proved one of the most controversial issues of his 18 months in office. But the Supreme Court has handed a victory to the US president by allowing the administration to enforce the policy, which applies to six nations. Here's what you need to know... What is Donald Trump’s 'Muslim travel ban' and which countries are affected? On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled Trump's ban extending to six mainly Muslim countries could take effect. The policy originally involving travellers from Chad, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Several versions of the directive have been proposed by Trump since he took office, with various proposals frustrated by the court. The president had initially signed an executive order halting all refugee admissions and temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. But Iraq was removed from the original list, leaving the six … [Read more...] about What is Donald Trump’s travel ban, which Muslim countries are affected and what has the Supreme Court ruled?
Mark Sherman Associated Press Updated 11:41 p.m. UTC Jun 26, 2018 Washington — The Supreme Court’s ruling Tuesday in favor of President Donald Trump’s travel ban sparked immediate backlash from immigration advocates in Michigan while handing the president a political victory experts expect will embolden him heading into the midterm elections. The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. “The ruling shows that all of the attacks from the media and the Democrat politicians are wrong, and they turned out to be very wrong, and what we’re looking for as Republicans, I can tell you, is strong borders, no crime,” a defiant Trump said from the White House. “What the Democrats are looking at is open borders, which will bring tremendous crime.” Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter … [Read more...] about Justices uphold travel ban, buoy Trump before midterms