Trump aides call travel ban a 'massive success'

Donald Trump's most recent executive order has banned citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA for at least 90 days.

'To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting, ' Trump said.

However, on Sunday, Trump announced that the U.S. would be issuing visas to all countries once secure policies have been put in place over the next 90 days. The order does allow those already at the airport to stay in the United States, pending more litigation in the case.

Foreign nationals living in the United States with a green card are considered permanent residents, the Department of Homeland Security says.

"Perhaps in no instance was that more apparent than the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001, when State Department policy prevented consular officers from properly scrutinising the visa applications of several of the 19 foreign nationals who went on to murder almost 3,000 Americans".

Protests have erupted at airports around the country, beginning on Saturday and continuing into Sunday afternoon. "It would be arrogance for you to enter freely Iraq and other countries while barring to them the entrance to your country ... and therefore you should get your nationals out", he said.

Three hours later, the six were put back on a Qatar Airways flight to Doha, Assali said.

An Iraqi journalist living in the US, Mohammed al-Rawi, posted on Facebook that his father had been turned away from a Los Angeles-bound flight in Qatar. It is all done under his power of executive order, which has the force of law without any accountability.

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The donations and membership growth was "unprecedented", Anthony Romero, the ACLU's executive director, told Yahoo News.

"The entire executive order is a farce", Jeffries said.

In other words, in a little more than a year, the "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" became an ostensibly non-religious ban on travelers or refugees from seven countries that just so happened to be majority Muslim. This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country.

Trump's order, which also suspends refugee admissions for 120 days and indefinitely bars the processing of refugees from Syria, sparked widespread protests and denunciations from Democrats and a handful of Republicans. Merkel cited the Geneva Refugee Convention in relation to the ban, just a day after she spoke by phone with the new USA president, when they discussed a range of issues from relations with Russian Federation to the situation in the Middle East and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. It also covered anyone with an approved refugee application but it is unclear how quickly the order might affect people in detention.

"The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater and the U.S. resettlement programme is one of the most important in the world", the agencies said in a joint statement.

Among those who voiced support for those targeted by the ban, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to social media with a welcoming message on behalf of the country.

"What we are talking about here is life and death for so many people", the Senate Democratic leader said.

The Tehran government vowed to respond in kind to the USA ban on visitors from Iran, but on Sunday Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter that Americans who already hold Iranian visas can enter the country.