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us suspends immigration program helping non-muslim iranians


austria has shut its door to about 300 non-muslim iranians hoping to use the country as a way station before establishing new homes in the united states, the ociated press has learned. the action is an early ripple effect of u.s. president donald trump's effort to clamp down on refugee admissions.






us suspends immigration program helping non-muslim iranians


vienna (ap) — austria has shut its door to about 300 non-muslim iranians hoping to use the country as a way station before establishing new homes in the united states, the ociated press has learned. the action is an early ripple effect of u.s. president donald trump’s effort to clamp down on refugee admissions. under […]






trump shames us with policies based on fear


trump brings shame to u.s. with policy based on fear donald trump’s “extreme vetting” plan to keep out “radical islamic terrorists,” is a policy based in fear, rather than facts. the ban suspends immigration from seven muslim-majority nations for 90 days and suspends all entry of syrian ...






iran: trump's muslim ban 'will rip our family apart'


trump's immigration ban on iranians is 'unfair' and 'ridiculous'.






airlines in iran: no tickets for iranians holding us visas


foreign airlines have instructed iranian travel agencies not to sell u.s.-bound flight tickets to iranians holding u.s. visas after president donald trump's executive order banning visas for seven muslim countries, including iran.






microsoft asks for exception program on trump immigration orders


microsoft corp on thursday said it proposed a program to u.s. president donald trump’s administration allowing people from seven predominantly muslim nations to enter and leave the united states on business or family emergency travel if they hold valid work or student visas and have not commit...






airlines in iran: no tickets for iranians holding us visas


tehran, iran (ap) — foreign airlines have instructed iranian travel agencies not to sell u.s.-bound flight tickets to iranians holding u.s. visas after president donald trump’s executive order banning visas for seven muslim countries, including iran. the move comes even though a u.s. judge on friday temporarily blocked the ban, siding with two states that […]






donald trump’s #muslimban sparks outrage and fear


disgraceful, a travesty, racist. these were some of the words used to describe a measure signed off by us president donald trump that suspends immigration from several muslim-majority countries, and indefinitely bans syrians – including refugees – from entering. closing off his first wee...






plan for trump state visit sparks increased opposition


british plans to honor president donald trump with a state visit later this year are sparking increasing opposition following his order that temporarily suspends all immigration for citizens of seven majority muslim countries for 90 days.






how trump’s travel ban differs from obama’s visa restrictions


donald trump’s executive order on immigration, issued on january 27 2017, indefinitely bars syrian refugees from entering the us, suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days and blocks citizens of seven muslim-majority countries – iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen – from ent...






from malala to nike, here’s how the world is reacting to trump’s immigration ban


president donald trump has temporarily banned citizens from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the united states, but the impact of that order spans the globe. the executive order suspends syrian refugee resettlement indefinitely, blocks all other refugees from entering the us for 120 day...






trump signs executive actions on "extreme vetting," rebuilding military


president trump signed an action that indefinitely suspends the united states’ syrian refugees program






what europeans think of a ban on muslim immigration


more than 10,000 people were asked in 2016 whether further immigration from muslim-majority countries should be halted.






man convicted of helping plot texas attack to be sentenced


sentencing is set wednesday for an american-born muslim convert convicted of supporting the islamic state group and helping to plot a 2015 attack on a prophet muhammad cartoon contest in texas.






q&a: what does it take to be a legal immigrant in the us?


many americans got their first, confusing glimpse of the country's complex immigration system when president donald trump announced he was temporarily banning immigrants from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. and suspending the nation's refugee program.






iranians celebrate 1979 revolution with rallies


iranians began a nationwide celebration friday to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with rallies around the country, and president h an rouhani called the new u.s. administration "a problem."






mpaa president chris dodd joins hollywood chorus against trump immigration polic


chris dodd, the former democratic senator from connecticut who heads the motion picture n. of america, has joined the hollywood chorus of disapproval against president trump’s recent executive order that temporarily suspends  travel from seven muslim-majority countries in the middle east and...






iranians celebrate 1979 revolution with rallies


iranians began a nationwide celebration friday to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with rallies around the country.






h an rouhani: now is not the time to build walls


rouhani's warning follows order by us president trump banning visas for iranians and six other muslim-majority nations.






iranians celebrate 1979 revolution with rallies


iranians have begun a nationwide celebration to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with m ive rallies.






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more...






trump’s pick to lead medicaid and medicare has hazy legacy on insuring the poor


washington — seema verma, president donald trump’s pick to head the embattled medicaid program, is a rising policy star among republicans for helping states inject conservative policies into the nation’s largest public health program. in indiana, however, where she helped craft the state...






president trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more...






iranians celebrate 1979 islamic revolution with rallies, anti-american chants an


iranians began a nationwide celebration friday to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with rallies around the country, and president h an rouhani called the new u.s. administration "a problem." demonstrators in tehran chanted traditional slogans against the u.s. and israel, ...






veterans protest travel ban, saying it hurts interpreters


u.s. combat veterans who served in iraq and afghanistan say they are outraged at the temporary ban on immigration from seven muslim-majority countries and the suspension of the u.s. refugee program that has blocked visas for interpreters who risked their lives to help american troops on the battlefield.






immigration: not anti-muslim


as an arabic linguist who has lived in the middle east, i read with concern the hysterical articles describing president trump’s order blocking immigration from countries such as syria and somalia as “anti-muslim.” the most populous muslim countries aren’t in the middle east, rather they are indonesia, india, pakistan, bangladesh and nigeria — not one […]






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


phoenix (ap) — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees […]






president trump's executive order halts refugee program for central american kid


president trump’s executive order on immigration has halted a government program that allows central american children to seek refugee status in the united states. more than 11,000 people have applied for the program since 2014, when former president obama launched it in an attempt to dissuade...






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


phoenix (ap) — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees […]






iranians celebrate 1979 islamic revolution with rallies, american flag desecrati


iranians on friday marked the anniversary of the country's 1979 islamic revolution with nationwide celebrations and m rallies that saw people step on large u.s. flags laid out on the streets while president h an rouhani called the new american administration "a problem." this year, the anniversary...






man convicted of helping plot texas attack to be sentenced


phoenix (ap) — sentencing is set wednesday for an american-born muslim convert convicted of supporting the islamic state group and helping to plot a 2015 attack on a prophet muhammad cartoon contest in texas. prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for abdul malik abdul kareem, while his defense attorney has asked for less than six […]






iranians celebrate 1979 revolution with rallies


tehran, iran (ap) — iranians began a nationwide celebration friday to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with rallies around the country. demonstrators in tehran chanted traditional slogans against the u.s. and israel. the rallies come at a time when new u.s. president donald trump has already engaged in a war of words […]






thousands of academics protest trump immigration order


thousands of elite college professors, nobel laureates and others in academia have signed a petition against president donald trump’s executive order that halts the u.s. refugee resettlement program and prohibits people from several muslim-majority countries from entering the united states. organize...






iranians celebrate 1979 revolution with rallies


tehran, iran (ap) — iranians have begun a nationwide celebration to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with m ive rallies. demonstrators in tehran on friday chanted traditional slogans against the u.s. and israel at a time when new u.s. president donald trump has already engaged in a war of words with iran’s leadership […]






a look at the judges who will rule on trump's travel ban


three judges on the san francisco-based 9th circuit court of appeals will decide as soon as thursday whether to immediately reinstate president donald trump's travel ban, which temporarily suspended the nation's refugee program and immigration from seven mostly muslim countries that have raised terrorism concerns. here's a look at their backgrounds, judicial decisions and questioning during arguments in the case this week:






trump's immigration policy is un-american


medicine is a very international profession and since i’ve entered this field i’ve had the good fortune to meet people from around the world, including several iranians, iraqis and syrians. good doctors. good people who e here for the same reasons my immigrant ancestors e here — for freedom...






pop ians sound off on trump's ban on some u.s. entries


many in the pop community are weighing in with protests against president’s trump’s executive order friday that suspends refugee arrivals and bans entry to the u.s. from seven muslim-majority countries.  “america is a nation of immigrants, and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally...






veterans protest travel ban, saying it hurts interpreters


san diego (ap) — u.s. combat veterans who served in iraq and afghanistan say they are outraged at the temporary ban on immigration from seven muslim-majority countries and the suspension of the u.s. refugee program that has blocked visas for interpreters who risked their lives to help american troops on the battlefield. thousands of veterans […]






trump suspends refugee entry, vows priority for christians


president trump signed an order friday to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly muslim countries and give preference to christians.






trump signs order to temporarily shut nation's door to most refugees and start '


president trump signed an executive order friday that temporarily halts the nation’s refugee program and ushers in the most sweeping changes in more than 40 years to how the u.s. welcomes the world’s most vulnerable people. the order blocks all refugees from entering the u.s. for 120 days and suspends...






iran bans travel of us wrestlers to iran


tehran, iran (ap) — iran on friday banned u.s. wrestlers from participating in the freestyle world cup competition this month in response to president donald trump’s executive order forbidding visas for iranians, the official irna news agency reported. a senior iranian cleric vowed, meanwhile, that his country would continue its missile program, despite threats from […]






michigan state suspends 3 football players, staffer in ault probe


three michigan state university football players are suspended from team activities and removed from on- pus housing as part of a ual ault investigation. the school says in a release thursday that a staff member ociated with the football program also has been suspended. police are expected...






not a muslim ban: detailing the trump immigration plan


the first weekend of president trump’s immigration plans turned into a debacle as airports were placed of chaos as agents didn’t fully understand how to implement the president’s executive order banning travel for refugees from islamic, war torn nations. first up is the “myth” that this is a muslim ban — it is not. the […]






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.






trump’s immigration order faces mounting legal questions


washington (ap) — the legal fight over president donald trump’s ban on refugees is likely to turn on questions of a president’s authority to control america’s borders and on whether this policy unconstitutionally discriminates against muslims. civil liberties advocates have challenged the order, which temporarily suspends immigration from seven countries and the united states’ entire […]






msu suspends 3 football players in ault probe


east lansing, mich. (ap) — three michigan state university football players are suspended from team activities and removed from on- pus housing as part of a ual ault investigation. the school says in a release thursday that a staff member ociated with the football program also has been suspended. police are expected to forward reports in […]






immigration attorneys at lax helping immigrants, many from iran, detained by fed


at least 10 to 15 immigration attorneys have gathered at the tom bradley international terminal at lax to help travelers, mostly from iran, who have been detained, one of the attorneys said urday. attorneys have not yet been able to determine the number of fliers detained, as customs officials...






michigan state suspends 3 football players, staffer in ault probe


three michigan state university football players have been suspended from team activities and removed from on- pus housing as part of a ual ault investigation. a staff member ociated with michigan state's football program also has been suspended, school spokesman jason cody said thursday...






prosecutors will not pursue bridgegate charges against new jersey governor


new jersey prosecutors on friday said they would not pursue criminal misconduct charges against governor chris christie in connection with the “bridgegate” scandal. the office of the bergen county prosecutor said in a letter to a local judge it did not have sufficient evidence to prove a...