Tag Archives: Trump’s travel ban

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Fewer Refugees Arrive in U.S., with Declines in 46 states

3,316

The number of refugees entering the United States each month has declined sharply so far in fiscal 2017, falling from 9,945 in October 2016 to 3,316 in April 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department data. All but four states reported declines in monthly arrivals.

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Tourism Down 16 Percent Since Trump’s Election

16%

The US tourism business is in trouble — and President Trump may be to blame, reports Business Insider. America’s share of international tourism has dropped 16% in March, compared to the same month in 2016, according to Foursquare data released Wednesday.

Verbatim

Attorney General Sessions Doesn’t Understand Judicial System

“I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power.”

— Attorney General Jeff Sessions, quoted by CNN, criticizing a federal judge in Hawaii that has blocked President Trump’s travel ban.

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ICE Detains Muhammad Ali Jr.

The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials at a Florida airport. … Officials held and questioned Ali Jr. for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him, ‘Where did you get your name from?’ and ‘Are you Muslim?’ When Ali Jr. responded that yes, he is a Muslim, the officers kept questioning him about his religion and where he was born. Ali Jr. was born in Philadelphia in 1972 and holds a U.S. passport.

Louisville Courier-Journal

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More Iowans Disagree with Trump Travel Ban

51%

A new Des Moines Register poll finds that 51% of Iowans disagree with President Trump’s executive order pausing refugee resettlement and barring travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries.

News & Comment

Banned CNN Bandies About ‘Ban’

Banned CNN’s Jake Tapper tries to separate “ban” from ban from ban.

Enumerati

America Divided Over Trump Travel Ban

49% to 41%

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds Americans are sharply divided over President Trump’s order to temporarily block U.S. entry for all refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries, with 49% approving and 41% disapproving. Another 10% are undecided.