President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days on 27 January. The move immediately prompted protests and began to create chaos at airports throughout the country as people in transit to the US were barred from entering and detained pending deportation.
Those stopped at the border included refugees, green card holders returning home to the US after visiting family abroad, foreign students who were returning to class, and foreign dual citizens.
Protesters continued to gather throughout the weekend at airports where people were being detained, and both lawyers and congressmen have sought to get access the detainees to offer them legal advice and support.
- Trump issues Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States executive order Friday 27 January
- The ban blocks people from the predominantly Muslim countries Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days, with the possibility of extension and expansion to include other countries
- New York federal judge issues nationwide temporary injunction blocking deportation of all people stranded in US airports under President Trump's Muslim ban
- Protests have broken out at airports across the US as people have been detained
- Trump says that if the ban were announced with a one week notice period, the "bad" people would rush into the US.
This concludes our live coverage of developments around President Trump's executive order on immigration from seven Muslim nations.
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Trump has issued a new executive order, stating that for every new regulation, two must be cut.
The order states: "for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process."
The order is being billed as a cost-cutting measure.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has delivered a statement on the Trump travel ban in the House of Commons, amid uncertainty over whether Britons with dual citizenship of one of the nations on the exclusion list will be barred from the US.
"This is not UK policy, this is not our policy, nor is it a measure that this government would consider. I've already made clear our anxiety about measures that discriminate on grounds of nationality in ways that are divisive and wrong," he said.
"The immigration policy of the United States is, of course, a matter for the government of the United States. But on the face of it, this executive order has consequences for some British citizens.
"For that reason I spoke yesterday to the US administration and the Home Secretary [Amber Rudd] has today spoken to General Kelly, the secretary for homeland security.
"The general principle is that all British passport holders remain welcome to travel to the US. We have received assurances from the US embassy [in London] that this executive order will make no difference to any British passport holder irrespective of their country of birth or whether they hold another passport.
"This is of course a highly controversial policy, which has caused unease and I repeat that this is not an approach that this government would take. But let me conclude by reminding the House of the vital importance of this country's alliance with the United States.
"The prime minister's highly successful visit to the White House last week underlined the line strength of that transatlantic alliance. Where we have differences with the United States, we will not hesitate from expressing them, as I have done today.
"But we will also repeat our resolve to work alongside the Trump administration in the mutual interest of both of our countries."
Johnson said that despite more than one million people signing a petition calling for the government to withdraw the offer of a state visit for Trump, the invitation will stand.
"It is totally right that incoming president of our closest and most importance ally should be accorded the honor of a state visit," Johnson said.
#BoycottStarbucks is trending worldwide after company CRO howard Schultz said it would hire 10,000 refugees worldwide in response to Trump's travel ban.
"We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question," wrote Schultz in a letter to employees posted on the company's website.
A call for a boycott of the coffee chain was one of the most popular trends on Twitter worldwide on Monday.
Airports around the world are refusing boarding to people who would meet the criteria of President Donald Trump's ban on travellers, refugees, and immigrants from seven Muslim nations.
Dozens of people were stopped at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey on Sunday from flying to the US, airport officials said. People have also been stopped from boarding a Dutch KLM flight out of Amsterdam on worries that they would be turned away on arrival in the US. All the people who were refused boarding had visas to enter the US.
"We are also working closely with airline partners to prevent travelers who would not be granted entry under the executive orders from boarding international flights to the US," said the US Department of Homeland Security in a statement on Sunday.
Lawyers are being denied access to people who were detained and barred from entering the US at airports across American after President Donald Trump signed a surprise "Muslim ban" on Friday.
Some people stopped from entering America under the order are being handcuffed and removed from airports to detention centres in contravention of injunctions by at least two federal courts, according to lawyers. Trump's executive order came without warning on 27 January and blocks people from seven mainly Muslim Middle Eastern nations from entering the US.
"Latest word here at Dulles is that those being detained are now very quietly and quickly being cuffed and shipped offsite to detention centers to circumvent the EDVA order requiring access to counsel at Dulles," said a lawyer at Dulles International Airport (IAD) outside Washington DC to Adam Blickstein, a former Pentagon and congressional communications staffer.
"I'm a lawyer here at IAD and I can corroborate this concern," said Hailly T.N. Korman, a civil rights lawyer who is also at the airport seeking to provide legal aid to detainees. "Arriving passengers are being denied entry, denied legal counsel. [Customs and Border Protection] refusing to talk to congresspeople," she wrote on Twitter.
Early Monday morning Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer issued a statement on the "Detainee Situation" at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). On Sunday 29 January Feuer tried to visit some of the detainees. This is an abridged version of what he saw:
I went to LAX last night because I wanted to secure the release of the detainees. I also wanted very direct answers to basic questions:
- Was the federal government complying with a court order that prevented it from deporting people in this situation?
- How many people were being detained?
It was a very frustrating and complex night because federal officials were unable and unwilling to provide any information.
Courts around the country have issued orders. The question last night was could the federal authorities remove someone who had landed. The answer from one court was no. Today, two more courts said no. And another court said you can't detain people in this situation either. So today we've been focused on assuring those that have been detained at LAX, I believe unlawfully, are released. And more to come as we try to figure out in this country, at this key moment, do we stand up for the basic liberties that make this country distinctive.
On the one hand, the sweep of this order is outrageous. Secondly, it was timed to be released right before the weekend. Third, officials at the airport were clearly confused and lacking direction from the federal government in Washington on what to do. So for those who are saying this is a minor inconvenience don't understand the facts on the ground
The order itself is far too sweeping and the implementation has been unconstitutional, in my view. People in this country - we're talking about lawful permanent residents who are returning to this country or coming here for the first time to be united with family. They have rights! They were lawfully granted authority to come to this country and now that authority has been blocked. Here in Los Angeles, we stand up for uniting families. We stand up for giving people their basic rights. We need to prevent this from having a further negative effect on our community.
With interesting timing, former Chancellor George Osborne has announced that he will be the inaugural Henry Kissinger fellow at the McCain Institute, which was founded by US Senator and Trump opponent John McCain.
Prime Minister Theresa May has been criticised for not forcefully condemning Trump's ban, and there is speculation Osborne is positioning himself for a rival Conservative leadership bid.
In his first post he writes about refugee and Holocaust survivor Mirjam Kinkelstein.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein sent out a companywide voicemail Sunday night saying he does not support President Trump's travel ban and warned it could cause "disruption" to the Wall Street bank.
"This is not a policy we support," Blankfein said in the message, reported CNN.
Blankfein said Goldman executives will "work to minimize such disruption to the extent we can within the law and are focused on supporting our colleagues and their families who may be affected."
In a rebuke to Trump, he cited diversity as at the heart of Goldman's business principles.
"We must attract, retain and motivate people from many backgrounds and perspectives. Being diverse is not optional; it is what we must be," Blankfein quoted the principles as saying.
"Now is a fitting time to reflect on those words," the CEO said.
Trump has also anounced that his Supreme Court nominee will be announced later on Tuesday.
Democrat Senator Chris Murphy has pledged to introduce a bill to overturn the controversial travel ban, and some observers believe that the dispute may have to be settled by the Supreme Court.
Trump has repeatedly pledged to stand up for the "forgotten" men and women of America, and renew the US economy. In his latest tweet he criticises Democrats and the media for not showing "outrage" when "our jobs were fleeing our country."
In the tweet he describes the media as the "opposistion party", using a phrase coined by key adviser Steve Bannon last week.
US foreign service officials and diplomats around the world are considering taking the rare step of filing their formal objections to the Trump travel ban to senior State Department officials, according to ABC news.
A draft of the 'dissent' memo warns that the ban is un-American, and will sour relations with key allies in the fight against terrorism, especially those whose citizens are now barred from the States.
"This ban ... will not achieve its stated aim to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States," warned one early draft seen by the network.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Trump's travel ban is not justified as part of the battle against terrorism and violates principles of international cooperation.
"The necessary and decisive battle against terrorism does not in any way justify putting groups of certain people under general suspicion - in this case people of Muslim belief or of a certain origin," Merkel told a news conference in Berlin, reported Reuters.
"In my opinion, this act runs contrary to the basic principles of international refugee help and international cooperation," she said.
"The chancellery and the foreign ministry will do everything they can, especially for those dual citizens affected, to clear up the legal ramifications and to emphatically represent their interests under the law."
She added: "We're clearly having close consultations with our European partners about this entire issue."
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has added his voice to those in the UK calling for the government to withdraw its offer of a state visit for Trump.
In the London Evening Standard, Khan writes the ban "Will see the US turn its back on its obligation to refugees fleeing from violence and persecution — and it will play straight into the hands of the terrorists and extremists who seek to divide and harm our great nations. I fear it will be used to act as a recruiting sergeant for so-called IS and other like-minded groups."
President Donald Trump defended the time frame of the hastily-introduced ban. According to him, announcing the measures with a week's notice would have allowed the "bad" to "rush" into the country.
"A lot of bad 'dudes' out there!", he wrote in a tweet on Monday morning.
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has criticised the travel ban.
She said: "In Europe we have a history that has taught us that every time we invest in divisions and walls you might end up in a prison ... we celebrate when walls are brought down and bridges are built."
She said the EU would continue to provide asylum for refugees, regardless of religion.
An online petition urging UK Prime Minister Theresa May to block US President Donald Trump from making a state visit to the UK has reached more than one million signatures.
The petition calls specifically for President Trump to be barred from meeting Queen Elizabeth II as it would cause "embarrassment" for her.
"Donald Trump's well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales," the petition reads. "Therefore, during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official state visit."
The parliamentary petition has gained much more than the 100,000 signatures needed for it to be debated in the UK's House of Commons.
A 10 Downing Street spokesperson said that Theresa May has no plans to stop Trump's planned visit to the UK later this year. "The invitation has been extended and has been accepted," a spokesperson for the prime minister told IBTimes UK.
An elderly man was met with cheers of "welcome home!" at the Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday 29 January after being released from detention there following President Trump's travel and immigration ban on people from Muslim nations.
Thousands of people staged protests over the weekend in the wake of Trump's immigration orders.
Iraq's parliament has voted in favour of banning US travellers to Iraq in response to President Trump's travel ban and suspension of refugee applications from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
The Trump administration's ban on travel to the US for individuals with citizenship for Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somlia, Iran and Yemen has been met with anger and resentment in Iraq where 5,000 US troops have been deployed to fight the Islamic State (Isis).
Democratic Senator Cory Booker joined protesters at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on Saturday, 28 January as they opposed President Trump's ban on immigrants and travellers from seven Muslim nations from entering the US. Booker gave an impassioned speech against the ban.
Booker as been picked out as a leading voice of dissent in the Democratic Party with suggestions he may run for president in the 2020 election.
A former US soldier who was stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2004 spoke out against President Trump's immigration ban on 29 January by posting a photo of himself and a little Iraqi girl who he met during his tour of duty.
Dario DiBattista shared the photo on Twitter and Facebook, asking, "No longer welcome in my country. So why was I sent to hers?" The tweet has gone viral on Reddit and gained 24,032 retweets and Facebook 51,422 likes at time of writing.
In an early morning tweet storm, President Trump defended the US entry ban of people from seven Muslim nations that sparked protests throughout the weekend.