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
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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?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on arguments at the Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. (all times local): ___ 11:15 a.m. President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban’s challengers almost certainly need one of those two justices to strike down the ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the most aggressive questioner of Solicitor General Noel Francisco in his defense of the Trump policy, and the three other liberal justices also raised questions about it. The court previously voted in December to allow the policy to take full effect. But Wednesday was the first time the justices considered the travel ban in open court. ___ 11 a.m. Justice Anthony Kennedy has pressed a lawyer for … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump seems likely to win travel ban case
At 10:30 AM Eastern time Thursday, 72 hours after the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a rare and significant court victory, the Trump “travel ban” was legally allowed to go into effect. But zero hour for the ban — which temporarily bars some people from getting visas if they come from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen for the next 90 days, as well as barring an untold number of refugees for 120 days — is 8 pm Eastern time, when the administration will formally put it into effect in airports around America and consular offices around the world…Only certain family members, however, will count as “bona fide” relationships. According to the State Department cable, applicants (or refugees seeking to be admitted to the US) who have a “parent (including parent-in-law), spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sibling” or half sibling — or a “step” version of any of those … [Read more...] about News on the Humanosphere: U.S. refugee and travel ban goes into effect