U.S. airports already refusing visa holders entry

U.S. airports already refusing visa holders entry
(Image: Screen grab of AP video, YouTube)

Green card and visa holders were being blocked from boarding US-bound flights within hours of Donald Trump issuing an executive order limiting immigration from several Muslim countries, according to reports.

US airports were also said to have ordered some passengers who had managed to board flights to return to their point of origin, according to the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).

ADC’s policy director Abed Ayoub warned visas were being denied with immediate effect and the ban would also apply to green card holders attempting to return to the US overnight.

Mr Trump suspended refugee admissions to the country for 120 days as part of measures he claimed would “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US”.

The executive order, titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States”, also banned Syrian refugees indefinitely until “significant changes” are made, and halved the annual cap on refugees to 50,000.

The order will affect people from “countries of particular concern”, which is expected to include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.