Since President Trump came into office, he has made a drastic amount of progress, especially regarding immigration. With his recent executive order, cities all over the nation sparked protests and legal challenges. In fact, four federal judges have made their way to block part of the order to temporarily ensure refugees to not be deported.
Here are five things to know about Trump’s immigration order.
The new order refuses any new refugee for a minimum of 120 days. This means that the total number of refugees to enter the country will be around 50,000 less than the Obama administration. Travelers from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya are barred for ninety days. The White House officials have yet to make clear just how Green Card holders from the seven countries are to be treated by lawyers and law enforcement.
To date, The American Civil Liberties Union was sued over detaining two Iraqi clients at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Judge Anne Donnelly issued a temporary order that prevents the deportation of nearly two hundred people whom she said would face harm if they returned to their mother country.
In Massachusetts, travelers were not only free from being deported but also release travelers in federal detention. Another federal judge ordered the allowance of consulting volunteer attorneys to consult.
According to White House Officials, the policy is meant to protect the borders and restrict entry to suspects of terrorism. ReincePriebus, the White House chief of staff mentioned that Green Card holders would not be effective but would be subjected to further screening during the process.
President Trump is still continuing to sweep authority in cases of immigration. The Federal law allows the present to suspend parties if he is sure that their entree will be detrimental to the country. However, the Immigration and Naturalization Act states that people should not experience discrimination or preferences due to their race, nationality, gender, birthplace or place of residence.