In his sketchy effort to “protect the nation from foreign terrorist entry” Trump signed yet another executive order to enforce a “temporary pause” for United States entry to those in Yemen, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, and Somalia.
Surprisingly, the executive order does not include Iraq, as “Iraq presents a special case”, according to the document. The White House feels based on the relationship between Iraq and the US, the country has earned a different treatment.
This isn’t the only strange element of this executive order. The White House already has a history of wording things in a deceitful way but now, according to the Associated Press, this “revised” document hardly differs from the original “Muslim ban” order released just a few days into the Trump Presidency. It removes the language giving “priority” to religious minorities but the message and purpose of the document hasn’t change at all.
The new Muslim ban is still a Muslim ban. #MuslimBan2
— ACLU National (@ACLU) March 6, 2017
Director of the ACLU’s Immigrants Rights Project, Omar Jadwat, spoke on the release of the revised statement saying, “Unfortunately, it has replaced it with a scaled-back version that shares the same fatal flaws. The only way to actually fix the Muslim ban is not to have a Muslim ban.”
— Devon Heinen (@DevonHeinen) March 6, 2017
Sadly, these statements appear to be very true.