New Travel Ban

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3/7/2017

Here’s Why Trump’s New Travel Ban Could Make Us Sicker, Not Safer

“The people who are most hurt by the executive order in terms of health are the Trump base from the Midwest,” said Peter Ganong, an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Chicago. “It’s a particularly sad irony that people who voted for Trump will potentially end up getting worse medical care because of this.”





And because of the general uncertainty regarding immigrant travel during this administration, the second executive order only compounds the fear that some immigrant doctors face if they want to visit family members back home, Ganong added. That might make some doctors decide that life in the U.S. is too unsustainable to continue their medical practice.

“The policy has been unstable and evolving,” he said. “We have lots of personal friends — physicians — who are scared to leave the country because they don’t know if the rules are going to change when they’re outside the country.”

“We have seen first-hand the negative impact, confusion and fear the executive order has caused in our communities,” said Elica Vafaie, an attorney with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus.

“The claim is the executive order makes us more safe, but in fact I think that the executive order makes us less healthy,” said Ganong.

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3/7/2017

Trump signs new immigration order, narrows scope of travel ban.

Tillerson defended the new order on Monday, saying Trump is using “his rightful authority” to keep people safe.

“This order is part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate vulnerabilities that radical Islamic terrorists can and will exploit,” he added.

Kelly said the new executive order “will make America more secure.”

“Unvetted travel isn’t a privilege especially when national security is at stake,” he said.

Among other things, the revised order also makes clear that green card holders are not affected.

“If you have travel documents, if you actually have a visa, if you are a legal permanent resident, you are not covered under this particular executive action,” White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox News earlier Monday. “I think people will see six or seven major points about this executive order that do clarify who is covered.”

The Trump administration also plans to cap the number of refugees it accepts to 50,000 a year – down sharply from the 110,000 accepted by the Obama administration.




According to the new executive order, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will have 20 days to perform a “global, country-by-country review of the identity and security information that each country provides to the U.S. government to support U.S. visa and other immigration benefit determinations.”

 

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