'My family was in shock': The harm caused by President Trump's executive orders on travel to the US

15 May 2017, 12:19 UTC | United States of America

US President Donald Trump had been in office for exactly a week when he issued an executive order barring the entry of people from seven
Muslim-majority countries and slamming the door on refugees. Together with the promised wall along the US/Mexico border, the “Muslim ban” was one of his campaign’s signature issues, and his precipitous action on the topic fulfilled a major campaign pledge. And when the courts halted his first executive order, his administration pushed out a second order with largely the same provisions, which, in turn, was promptly blocked by litigation.

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