If the rollout of Friday’s order seemed hasty or disorganized to outsiders, a US government official who spoke to us also perceives a rather chaotic process unfolding — and seems uncertain what will come next.
We know that legal permanent residents can be deported for all types of crimes, big and small. Is it the president's intention to put resources into deporting immigrants who are here with valid documents?
The executive order that President Donald Trump signed on Friday directed federal agents to deport refugees and anyone arriving from seven majority-Muslim countries, leaving in limbo people in transit when he signed the order. On Saturday, a judge issued an emergency injunction blocking the order.
The husband, wife and two children, who had reserved seats on an EgyptAir flight, were informed that they could not board because of America’s new restrictions against immigrants from Muslim-countries.
The White House’s immigration policy targets people in the criminal justice system — whether or not they are convicted of crimes — and will likely most affect refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. Many of the members of African Communities Together are part of all of those groups.
President Donald Trump has signed executive orders to restrict refugees from entering the US and to build a bigger wall along the US-Mexican border. Mexicans broadly condemn the plan and say they'll refuse to pay for it.
More than a year ago, a husband and wife from Mexico voluntarily returned to their country of origin and left their Americanized sons in the United States. Now that Trump has been elected, will more immigrant parents make the same choice?