Sen. Schumer: Immigration ban 'mean-spirited and un-American'

31 January, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Elaine Woods
  • President Trump speaks during a meeting with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Monday

Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage, .

"Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning", Donald tweeted.

President Donald Trump took to social media to respond to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's crocodile tears he shed during a speech he'd made at Manhattan's Battery Park Sunday denouncing Trump's executive order on immigration.

Schumer voted in favor of the three nominees who have been confirmed so far: Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Secretary of Defense James Mattis; and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly. This was a big part of my campaign.

There are 42 American citizens or green card holders being held at airports nationwide due to the order, according to Schumer.

The Hill sought a quote from Schumer's office about Trump's claim, and a spokesman told the site: "We're not going to dignify that with a response".

Trump on Monday suggested that Schumer was acting and crying "fake tears" for the cameras.

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"The president wants people to believe that everyone's a terrorist or a criminal who's an immigrant".

The sweeping ban led to confusion and anger at major USA airports over weekend after border agents began detaining refugees and immigrants upon arrival.

Trump's executive order placed a 120-day ban on refugees and a 90-day ban on visitors traveling to the us from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Trump issued an executive order Friday barring indefinitely immigration from Syria and for at least 90 days from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Choking back tears, Schumer, called the ban "mean-spirited and un-American". Some travelers, including green card holders and people with valid visas, were stranded at USA airports where some were detained while others were sent back.

But his statement said nothing about the kind of confusion taking hold at airports as authorities sorted through the hastily-passed executive order. I don't even get what they were getting at because they are not stopping terror, they are instead doing what in effect as Rudy Giuliani said a Muslim ban. The opportunity is that the widespread outrage seems to be leading to heightened political engagement, which is something Democrats can try to channel into public pressure on congressional Republicans to break with Trump.

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