Donald Trump Immigration act excludes Iraq from the ban list, executive order still faces legal challenges

US President Donald Trump immigration ban was revised, and a new set of orders were releases which excluded Iraq from the ban list. The new nation refugee program will be suspended for 120 days which has a new clause for accepting not more than 50,000 refugees in a year cutting down the limit from 110,000 set by Obama administration. Donald Trump immigration act which declared a ban in seven Muslim-majority countries Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, and Yemen have now omitted Iraq from the ban list after Iraq has been starting assisting the US in fighting terrorism. The executive order issued by the Trump government has caused a negative stir across the Muslim community across the world.

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The new rule also laid specific guidelines for individuals applying for visa including those previously admitted to the United States for “a continuous period of work, study, or other long-term activity,” those with “significant business or professional obligations” and those seeking to visit or live with family. “This executive order responsibly provides a needed pause, so we can carefully review how we scrutinize people coming here from these countries of concern,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in announcing that the order had been signed. Even after the new order was released the message was clear that the ban intended against Muslim.

“While the White House may have made changes to the ban, the intent to discriminate against Muslims remains clear,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, D, who had joined the legal fight against the first ban. “This doesn’t just harm the families caught in the chaos of President Trump’s draconian policies – it’s opposed to our values, and makes us less safe.”

Said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project: “The only way to fix the Muslim ban is not to have a Muslim prohibition. Instead, President Trump has recommitted himself to religious discrimination, and he can expect continued disapproval from both the courts and the people.”

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