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Are Green Card Holders Safe From Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban?

Politics / US Politics Jan 29, 2017 - 03:44 PM GMT

By: Stephen_Lendman

Politics

His anti-Muslim order caused a firestorm of outrage nationwide, from relatives of affected individuals, activists, human rights groups, as well as state and local officials.

Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Trump’s order “doesn’t include green card holders going forward,” then reversed himself, saying “of course it does.”


“If you’re traveling back and forth, you’re going to be subjected to further screening. I would suspect that if you’re an American citizen traveling back and forth to Libya, you’re likely to be subjected to further questioning when you come into an airport.”


He suggested Trump’s order could include other predominantly Muslim countries besides ones so far designated - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Asked why a grace period wasn’t included in his order, Priebus responded dismissively, saying “(i)f you talk to people at customs and border patrol, they’ll say you’ve got to rip off the band aid and move forward.”

“(I)t wasn't chaos,” he claimed, adding “(p)erhaps some of these people should be detained further, and if they are folks who shouldn’t be in this country, they’re going to be detained. So apologies for nothing here.”

“We were working with the agencies for a long time. This was not an executive order that was simply signed from the White House and suddenly transferred the the Department of Homeland Security.”

“They knew well what was going on, and they conducted themselves perfectly pursuant to the order.”

A separate article explained Trump’s order violates international and constitutional law. The Supreme Court may have final say. Predicting how it might rule is a mug’s game, especially if the current uproar continues and numerous law suits follow.

Trump’s order sparked protests at numerous airports nationwide - including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Portland, OR, Seattle, Washington, DC, Newark, Denver, and Atlanta.

On Saturday, his senior advisor Kellyanne Conway tweeted “(g)et used to it. @POTUS is a man of action and impact.”

“Promises made, promises kept. Shock to the system. And he’s just getting started.”

On Fox News, she said “I don’t think Washington is accustomed to somebody who's just been a brilliant businessman, who’s accustomed to delivering and producing results, who’s accountable to, in this case, the people.”

Some, by no means all, she didn’t say, or explain Muslims are America’s enemy of choice, targeted for political expediency, not for any threat they pose.

By Stephen Lendman
http://sjlendman.blogspot.com

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

http://www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html

He lives in Chicago and can be reached in Chicago at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

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