Trump Administration’s New Immigration Restrictions On 6 Countries & Restriction On “Birth Tourism”
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On Friday, January 31, 2020, the Homeland Security announced that President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, is placing new immigration restrictions on Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, Myanmar, and Kyrgyzstan, as part of the latest move in shaping U.S. immigration policy. The new policy restricts immigrant visas for citizens of these six countries, and does not ban them from traveling to the U.S. for other reasons (such as tourism, education, business, or medical reasons). Homeland Security officials told reporters that these six countries had failed to comply with U.S. security requirements for passports and information sharing.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said last week, in defending the Trump administration’s plan to expand the ban, “If a country wants to fully participate in U.S. immigration programs, they should also comply with all security and counter-terrorism measures the U.S. requires.”
Rep. Joe Neguse, speaking out against the new policy, issued a statement on Friday, January 31, 2020, saying “The president’s reckless ban on African countries does not align with our American values or the promise that our country has offered to immigrants and refugees for centuries, and is yet another example of this administration’s haphazard and xenophobic immigration policy.”
The earlier travel ban, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, and applies in varying degrees to Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen, remain in effect.
The Supreme Court has ruled on President Trump’s travel ban for people from seven countries back in 2018, most of them predominately Muslim. By a 5-4 vote, the justices decided the president has the right to limit entry to the U.S. from those countries, overturning a lower court ruling against the ban. Jan Crawford and Major Garrett report, in the video “Special Report: Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban“, below:
Families separated by the ban hope a legislative solution proposed by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) could prevent other American families from needless suffering, in the video “Opinion, Trump’s travel ban is a moral stain. Congress can do more to stop it“, below:
On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the State Department ruled that “birth tourism” poses risks to national security and has created an industry rife with criminal activity, including international criminal schemes.” The Statement Department is also planning on denying tourist visas to pregnant women if officials believe they are traveling to U.S. to secure American citizenship for their children by giving birth on U.S. soil. The Trump administration is targeting the practice of “birth tourism.” The State Department says that traveling to deliver a child in the U.S. is not a “legitimate activity for pleasure or of a recreational nature.”
This change to the U.S. visa policy has taken effect on Friday, January 24, 2020, when it was scheduled to be published in the Federal Register.
President Trump plans to expand his infamous travel ban with the intention of cracking down on so-called “birth tourism.” in the video “Trump Forwards His Xenophobic Agenda, The Daily Show“, below:
President Trump vows to end birthright citizenship through an executive order. But what is birthright citizenship? And why was it amended to the Constitution? In the video “Why Trump wants to take birthright citizenship out of the Constitution“, below:
President Donald Trump wants to get rid of birthright citizenship. Is Trump being serious or are his sentiments purely political? in the video “What is birthright citizenship–and can Donald Trump get rid of it? With Chris Cillizza“, below:
One cannot help but wonder: will this be pushed as far back as the Dred Scott Decision?
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