27 January 2017

News: New Trump Executive Order Targets Refugees

(additional references added 28 Jan. 2017)

Today, Pres. Trump signed an Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," which among other things puts the refugee resettlement program on hold for four months, caps total refugee admission numbers at 50,000, halts Syrian refugee admissions until further notice, and places a 90-day visa ban on nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Today is also International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The president issued a short statement that ends with "Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world." And yet, as the ImmigrationProf blog noted, the president chose this day to "refus[e] to come to the aid of those fleeing persecution."

Here is a joint statement from UNHCR and IOM.

These news reports and commentary provide additional information:

*Comparing: The Leaked Draft vs Final Executive Order Barring Citizens of 7 Muslim-Majority Nations and All Refugees (Just Security, Jan. 2017) [text]

*The Disastrous Ripple Effects of Trump’s Executive Action on Refugee Resettlement (Order from Chaos Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

Executive Orders Halting Refugee Resettlement Dangerous to National Security (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Extreme Vetting" Executive Order Targets Vulnerable Refugees (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

Four Reasons Why President Trump is Wrong to Ban Refugees (Niskanen Center Blog, Jan. 2017) [text]

How America’s Rejection of Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany Haunts our Refugee Policy Today (Vox, Jan. 2017) [text]

"How to Lose the War on Terror," The New Yorker, 25 Jan. 2017 [text]

"The Islamic State Wanted the West to Fear Refugees and Muslims. It Worked," Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Mike Pence's Refugee Problem," Rolling Stone, 25 Jan. 2017 [text]

Refugees Strengthen America: Q & A (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

Resettling Refugees is the Right Choice, Morally and Strategically (Human Rights First, Jan. 2017) [text]

Summary and Analysis of Trump Executive Order on Visa Issuance/Screening and Refugees (AILA, Jan. 2017) [text]

Targeting Muslims and Refugees Betrays American Values and Will Not Make Us Safer (AILA, Jan. 2017) [text]

Trump Action Derails Global Refugee Resettlement Efforts (IRIN, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Trump Says Syrian Refugees Aren’t Vetted. We Are. Here’s What We Went Through," Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2017 [text]

Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Goes Way Beyond a Temporary Ban (Vox, Jan. 2017) [text]

*Trump’s Immigration Policy Risks Violating International Law—Alienates US Allies (Just Security, Jan. 2017) [text]

"Trump’s Order to Ban Refugees and Immigrants Triggers Fears across the Globe," Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Trump's Plan for Refugees," The Atlantic, 26 Jan. 2017 [text]

"Which Christians Are Telling Donald Trump to Keep Out Refugees?," The Atlantic, 27 Jan. 2017 [text]

Finally, UNHCR has a new page on "Resettlement in the US."


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