NEW YORK CITY — Confusion hit John F. Kennedy Airport and the nation this weekend as President Donald Trump’s crackdown on refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations took impact.
DNAinfo New York has compiled this explainer to assist readers type via the difficult and quick-shifting occasions touched off by Trump’s government order.
► How many individuals are nonetheless being detained on the airport?
A gaggle of volunteer legal professionals who’ve been working to free detainees stated that one one that was detained over the weekend has been launched, however that two extra individuals have reportedly been detained by federal authorities at JFK airport as of Monday afternoon.
A type of detainees is from Iraq, based on the legal professionals, who didn’t know the nation of origin of the opposite individual.
There isn’t any official listing offering an correct rely of these in detention, so numbers will fluctuate as info turns into out there.
Legal professionals at #NoBanJFK nonetheless going robust. #NoBanUSA #NotOnOurWatch pic.twitter.com/AfMh3LU112
— NoBanJFK (@nobanjfk) January 30, 2017
► Will extra individuals be detained as they fly in?
Unclear. The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Safety stated they’re “working intently with airline companions to stop vacationers who wouldn’t be granted entry beneath the chief orders from boarding worldwide flights to the U.S. Subsequently, we don’t anticipate that additional people touring by air to the USA will probably be affected.”
► Who’s affected by Trump’s government order?
Trump’s government order:
♦ Blocks “immigrant and nonimmigrant entry” for individuals from seven predominantly-Muslim nations: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
♦ Blocks entry for all refugees from Syria indefinitely.
♦ Blocks refugees from different nations for one hundred twenty days.
♦ Limits the variety of refugees to be allowed into the U.S. from any nation in 2017 to 50,000 complete.
♦ Prioritizes refugees who declare to be fleeing spiritual persecution, notably in the event that they reside in a rustic the place their faith is the minority.
► The place can I learn Trump’s government order?
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