President Donald Trump’s targeted Middle Eastern refugees in the United States and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries havoc among travelers as his executive orders took effect. Immigration attorneys, religious leaders, immigration activist groups and community leaders say that the negative effects of the order are already being felt across the globe. The four month hold on allowing refugees into the United States ban affects travelers with passports from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has prompted condemnations across the globe.
Travelers have complained of confusion and chaos at airports and reactions have been widespread rebukes of American prejudice causing humiliation and discrimination against Arabic speaking, Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa. Global criticisms are being expressed in official press releases and social media by U.S. Western allies including France and German, Arab nations and Arab-American councils in the U.S.
Iran condemned the order as an “open affront against the Muslim world and the Iranian nation” and vowed to retaliate. Of the seven countries targeted, Iran sends the most visitors to the United States each year – around 35,000 in 2015, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
She and fellow lawyers worked all night fielding calls from travelers with student and worker visas who were being denied entry into the United States and ordered on flights back to the Muslim-majority countries.
El presidente Donald Trump se dirigió a los refugiados de Oriente Medio en los Estados Unidos y los visitantes de siete países de mayoría musulmana estragos entre los viajeros a medida que sus órdenes ejecutivas entraron en vigor. Los abogados de inmigración, líderes religiosos, grupos de activistas de inmigración y líderes de la comunidad dicen que los efectos negativos de la orden ya se están sintiendo en todo el mundo.