Trump’s Immigration Ban Controversy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Current Events
Mostafa Amini, secretary of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, speaks at a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 where activists denounced President Donald Trump's executive actions on immigration. Credit: Russell Contreras/AP Images

Mostafa Amini, secretary of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, speaks at a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 where activists denounced President Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration. Credit: Russell Contreras/AP Images

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at the outcry generated by President Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants coming into the United States.

Last Friday, President Trump issued an executive order on immigration that would ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States indefinitely, ban all refugees for 120 days, and block citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) for 90 days. American diplomats were also told to immediately stop visa interviews for citizens of the seven countries, and to stop processing or printing any pending visas. Naturalized citizens from these countries will not be affected by the ban.

To learn more, click here to visit the Election Central Web site.

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education

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