Source: News Bharati English29 Jan 2017 12:52:21
Washington, January 29: While media and his political opponents are clamorously venting their anger against US Prez Donald Trump, its has been clarified that the Immigration Ban is not a ‘Muslim Ban' as it is propagated.
Trump on Sunday clarified that his immigration order that bans travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries is not a ban on Muslims.
“It’s not a Muslim ban, but we are totally prepared,” Trump told reporters after he signed three more executive orders related to lobbying ban, plan to defeat ISIS and reorganisation of National Security Council.
“It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over,” Trump told reporters amidst widespread protests in the US.
PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. The visa issuance process plays a crucial role in detecting individuals with terrorist ties and stopping them from entering the United States. Perhaps in no instance was that more apparent than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when State Department policy prevented consular officers from properly scrutinising the visa applications of several of the 19 foreign nationals who went on to murder nearly 3,000 Americans.
And while the visa issuance process was reviewed and amended after the September 11 attacks to better detect would-be terrorists from receiving visas, these measures did not stop attacks by foreign nationals who were admitted to the United States.
Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001, including foreign nationals who entered the United States after receiving a visitor, student, or employment visas, or who entered through the United States refugee resettlement program. Deteriorating conditions in certain countries due to war, strife, disaster, and civil unrest increase the likelihood that terrorists will use any means possible to enter the United States.
The United States must be vigilant during the visa issuance process to ensure that those approved for admission do not intend to harm Americans and that they have no ties to terrorism.
President Trump yesterday ordered banned the entry of Syrian refugees until further notice, as part of new measures to “keep radical Islamic terrorists” out of America. The countries impacted are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.
Notably, a federal judge in Brooklyn issued an emergency stay Saturday night against President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration from certain predominantly Muslim countries, temporarily allowing people who have landed in the United States with a valid visa to remain.
The ruling protects from deportation refugees or visa holders who were detained at American airports since the signing of immigration ban. It also protects those in transit when the emergency ruling was filed.
The lawsuit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two men detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. The men were subsequently released. Cody Wofsy, a lawyer with the ACLU, told Mother Jones he'd worked through the night with a large group of attorneys on Friday to write the brief that challenged the executive order.