Monday, January 30, 2017


Fear mongering:  Refugees threaten America because we know they are ALL terrorists..... NOT!

"Trump bans Syrian refugees, calls for dramatic expansion of armed services" PBS NewsHour 1/27/2017


SUMMARY:  President Trump acted on one of his most polarizing promises, signing an executive action to curb the admission of refugees, including an indefinite ban on accepting refugees from war-torn Syria.  Lisa Desjardins offers a roundup of news from the White House, including a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa Day and a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

"Experts skeptical that limiting refugees would deter terrorism" PBS NewsHour 1/27/2017


SUMMARY:  An executive order to limit refugees, immigrants and visitors to the United States, especially from Muslim countries, is meant to reduce the chance of terrorist attacks on home soil.  But is the move by President Trump an effective form of deterrence?  Antonio Mora talks with Reuel Marc Gerecht from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and former State Department official Daniel Benjamin.

"Refugees already settled in U.S. concerned over Trump order" PBS NewsHour 1/29/2017


SUMMARY:  The U.S. admitted 12,500 Syrian refugees in 2016, but President Donald Trump's executive order Friday indefinitely bans any more from entering the U.S.  NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports on how the Trump administration's policy has left some refugees already in the country very concerned.

"In Trump's immigration order, a tangle of legal issues" PBS NewsHour 1/27/2017


SUMMARY:  Protests erupted across the country following President Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven countries.  The administration cited national security concerns as the reason for the order, even as a federal judge blocked part of it on Saturday night.  USA Today Immigration Reporter Alan Gomez joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

"How the ACLU challenged Trump's immigration order" PBS NewsHour 1/29/2017


SUMMARY:  A federal judge on Saturday issued a stay to halt portions of President Trump's executive order banning entry to the U.S. for people from seven countries.  The order prevents the government from deporting people that are detained at U.S. airports.  ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, whose organization filed the complaint, joins Hari Sreenivasan to help us understand what happened.

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