Few Leaders, Countries Agree with Travel Ban
Few leaders, countries agree with Trump’s temporary ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The ban is being referred to as divisive, illegal, insulting, and discriminatory. The countries involved include Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Sudan. Trump signed the executive order last Friday banning the citizens from entering the US for 90 days. The order also suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days. The order indefinitely bans entry of those fleeing from war-torn Syria.
Few Leaders, Countries Support Travel Ban
Some of the world-leaders are totally against the ban. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said, “shameful and cruel.” Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson described the ban as “divisive and wrong.” UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who had met with Trump just hours before he signed the ban, said, her government did “not agree” with it, but immigration was “a matter for the government of the United States.” Iran’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said the order is “insulting and a gift to extremists. Iran will take “reciprocal measures in order to safeguard the rights of its citizens until the time of the removal of the insulting restrictions of the government of the United States against Iranian nationals. Britain’s vocal Brexit figure, Nigel Farage welcomed the executive order. He said, “He was elected to get tough. He was elected to say he would do everything in his power to protect America from infiltration by ISIS terrorists. there are seven countries on that list. He is entitled to do this. He was voted in on this.”
Another issue is now present as Sally Yates, acting attorney general, to justice department lawyers, has said, “Consequently, for as long as I am the Acting Attorney General, the Department of Justice will not present arguments in defense of the Executive Order, unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so.” Yates said she is not convinced the order is legal. She said, “At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the Executive Order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the Executive Order is lawful.”