It’s been over a week since a federal judge halted Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban stopping travelers from seven different countries with ties to terrorism from entering the U.S. Days later, something has happened that could put all of our lives in danger…
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Since Trump’s travel ban was halted last week, the intake of refugees from the seven targeted countries has more than doubled.
Analysts said that the move is a coordinated effort by the State Department to let in as many refugees from these countries as possible, in case the ban is reinstated by the Supreme Court.
The travel ban halted all citizens from predominantly Muslim countries Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. for at least 90 days – regardless of their immigration or residency status in the U.S.
The order also put America’s refugee program on an immediate 120-day halt, and stopped all refugees from Syria from entering the U.S. refugee program indefinitely.
The executive order caused chaos as soon as it was signed on January 27, with customs officials unsure what to do about people from the seven countries arriving at U.S. airports – unaware of the order.
Critics quickly filed challenges to the ban in court and on February 3, Judge James Robart halted the order on the basis that it was likely violating the law.
Since then, people from the seven countries are being allowed to enter the country and many are rushing to return to the U.S. in case the doors close again.
The State Department appears to be ramping up their efforts to let refugees from the seven countries into the U.S. as well.
In the week since the ban has been halted, 1,186 refugees have been let into the country – 882 of them from the seven travel ban countries.
That’s nearly double what the State Department was letting in in the week before Trump signed the order.
The intake of Syrian and Iraqi refugees has changed the most dramatically since the order was halted.
Between Trump’s inauguration on January 20 and when he signed the ban on January 27, Syrians made up just 14 per cent of the total refugees being let into the country. Since February 3, Syrians now make up 30 per cent of all refugees entering the country. Iraq went from 10 per cent of all refugees before the ban to 21 per cent after.
Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the right-wing think tank Center for Immigration Studies, told the Washington Times the new numbers show that the State Department is prioritizing refugee resettlement over the security of American citizens.
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