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Trump team denies immigration order 'chaos'

JFK executive order protest White House ‘Muslim Ban’ Hysteria is ‘Ludicrous’ Joshua Lott AFP Getty by Charlie Spiering29 Jan 20170 29 Jan 2017 29 Jan 2017
Saul Franklin | 31 January, 2017, 04:48

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday defended President Trump's immigration order by arguing the responsibility of keeping the country safe far outweighs the inconvenience some faced when being detained upon entering the US after the surprise order. "[Critics] are basing their opinion on misguided media reports".

We're going to create an environment for small business like we haven't had in many, many decades, ' Trump declared this morning at a meeting with small business leaders before he signed an executive order authorizing the policy shift.

Hundreds of Americans protested order, signed on Saturday, after nationals from the seven Muslim majority countries were detained at U.S. airports as countries around the world expressed widespread condemnation. As InsideEPA notes, many existing EPA rules are specifically required by law, or the regulations exist to clarify how states and other entities can meet requirements in federal law.

The changes, said White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, are "a small price to pay" to keep the nation safe.

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CBS Los Angeles reports that those details will be revealed at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles. She was taken to a hospital, where she lay in a coma for five days before her death several days later.

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Muslim group files lawsuit against Trump order
They're feeling it right now, and these people have done nothing wrong. The order also freezes refugee admissions for 120 days.

And to what extent do courts push back on it, especially after a federal judge in NY ruled Saturday in favor of the visa-holders who were being detained at USA airports? In issuing a ban on travel from some Muslim countries, the White House missed out on these benefits, opting for speed and secrecy instead.

Judges temporarily blocked the administration from enforcing portions of his order to halt immigration and entry of citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. Basic facts -- would it apply to green card holders, or those who also have passports from other countries -- were only being settled on after wild protests played out at the nation's airports. It also covered anyone with an approved refugee application.

The relationship between the U.S. and India will continue to grow stronger under President Donald Trump, a top White House official has said.

Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, meanwhile, expressed fear that the order could "become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism". The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has also vowed to file a lawsuit against the order, in part due to its intent to favor Christian refugees once the refugee program resumes. "That is why we fear this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security", they wrote.

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