McAuliffe and Carney condemn travel ban
- Author: Darren Santiago Feb 02, 2017,
Feb 02, 2017, 0:06
A mother has finally been reunited with her five-year-old son who was reportedly detained for a number of hours at a United States airport on Saturday following Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim refugees from entering the US. Later, a senior White House official said green card holders who had left the United States and wanted to return would have to submit to addition screening at a usa embassy or consulate.
"To assume that just because of someone's age and gender they don't pose a threat would be misguided and wrong", The Independent quoted USA president's press secretary Sean Spicer as sayuing. "Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage". But immigration lawyers at Dulles said it didn't get adequately enforced.
Scott asked Dulles authorities whether any individuals affected by Trump's executive order were still in detention by that point, or if any had been transferred from Dulles to a detention facility outside the jurisdiction of Brinkema's court. "Some airports have been complying entirely with the stays that are issued, some we're trying to ensure compliance at this point".
The young boy was one of thousands affected by the executive order that temporarily bans all refugee admissions into the USA for 120 days, suspends the Syrian refugee programme indefinitely and also suspends entry into the country from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya. The temporary suspensions are created to give a collection of federal agencies time to develop "extreme vetting" procedures for people coming from those countries. Syrian refugees are blocked indefinitely. "Our staffs have worked diligently throughout the weekend to render assistance to distressed families, but it is completely unacceptable that public guidance from the Department of Homeland Security was nonexistent, incomplete or contradictory". The order is open for extension and expansion to include other countries.
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Valls sharply criticized the idea as unrealistic and ruinous, both for France and the Socialist Party's credibility. On Sunday, Fillon told supporters at a rally to "leave my wife out of the political debate".
White House officials likened the detentions endured by passengers over the weekend as inconvenient travel delays that Americans face every day.
"This has been blown way out of proportion and exaggerated", Spicer said Monday. "But I think the government did a phenomenal job of making sure that we processed people through".
The congresswoman has said she does not think it is constitutional to ban people from the U.S.