Viet Nam News WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday, June 19, he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border. Just hours after doubling down on his administration’s much-derided policy that triggers separations of migrant children from their parents, Trump braved frustrated and in some cases angry fellow Republicans to assure he wanted their swift resolution to the crisis. While top officials have stood by Trump’s "zero tolerance" approach, insisting children are being held in humane conditions, criticism has swelled from international rights groups, Christian evangelicals, former US first ladies and the president’s own Republican Party. Democrats who have visited minors in detention in Texas and California describe crying children held in cage-like conditions behind chain-link fencing, with no idea when … [Read more...] about Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis
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Several states said on Thursday they would move forward with legal challenges to a revised executive order signed by President Donald Trump this week that temporarily bars the admission of refugees and some travelers from a group of Muslim-majority countries. The first order was hit by more than two dozen lawsuits, including a challenge brought by Washington state and joined by Minnesota. In response to Washington's lawsuit, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ordered an emergency halt to the policy last month. That ruling was upheld by an appeals court in San Francisco. Washington state Attorney General Robert Ferguson said on Thursday he planned to ask Robart to confirm that his ruling would also apply to Trump's revised order, which would halt it from being implemented. Ferguson told a news conference the new order harmed a "smaller group" of individuals but that would not affect the state's ability to challenge it in court. He said the burden was on the Trump … [Read more...] about More states seek to halt Trump’s new travel ban in court
WASHINGTON, Dec 7 - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to last week's shooting spree by two Muslims who the FBI said were radicalized. Trump's "statement on preventing Muslim immigration" drew fierce criticism from some of his rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, all of whom have been searching for ways to knock him out of the lead. Withering reaction flowed in from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. "Donald Trump is unhinged. His 'policy' proposals are not serious," Bush said in a tweet. The billionaire developer and former reality TV star, who frequently uses racially charged rhetoric, called for a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the country "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." "Until we … [Read more...] about Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims entering U.S.
Editor’s note: Dr. Terry F. Buss, a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration, wrote this article exclusively for Tuoi Tre News. Why are state governments once again blocking Trump’s ban on visitors from several Muslim Middle East countries using federal courts? Trump called for a ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S. as a major presidential campaign issue. Once in office Trump settled on a temporary ban of people living in seven (now reduced to six) countries that were engaged in conflict that was spilling over into Europe and was expected to come to the U.S. Trump argued that many potential jihadists were slipping into the U.S. because they would not be properly vetted by U.S. authorities: refugees typically throw away their papers when fleeing a combat zone. Officials on the Greek Island Lesbos report finding passports and documents scattered by refugees fleeing Syria and Turkey. Governments in civil war also do not have or are unwilling to share … [Read more...] about Why new Trump immigration ban comes under court treat again
WASHINGTON: A group of US states run by Democrats on Monday (Mar 13) stepped up the pressure in federal court for the suspension of Republican President Donald Trump's amended travel ban, if possible before it takes effect on Thursday. The state of Washington filed a request to this effect with the same Seattle judge who on Feb 3 issued a stay against Trump's first executive order on immigration. Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson hopes to win the same kind of suspension for the new order, which the White House tweaked in a bid to make it unassailable in court. Under the new order, the refugee programme would be suspended for 120 days. And for 90 days, no new visas would be granted to travellers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The first version of the order, signed by Trump on Jan 27, triggered howls of protest at home and abroad as well as chaos at US airports as some people were detained upon arrival and either held for hours or sent back where they … [Read more...] about US states pile pressure on Trump’s revised travel ban World news