United States President Donald Trump update

This video from the USA says about itself:

Iranian-American man heartbroken at LAX [Los Angeles airport] as brother is about to be deported.

30 January 2017

This Iranian-American man was waiting for his brother at LAX, when he received a call saying his brother would be deported.
after Trump’s Muslim ban.

US President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general, Sally Yates, … after she defied instructions to defend Trump’s executive order banning the entry of refugees and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countriesIran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. … Yates is the first Justice Department official to be fired by a president for defying orders since the infamous Saturday Night Massacre by President Richard Nixon in October 1973, during the Watergate crisis that led ultimately to his forced resignation. Nixon ordered Attorney General Eliot Richardson to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, but Richardson refused and resigned. Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus took the same stance. It was left to the third-ranking official, Solicitor General Robert Bork, to carry out Nixon’s order and fire Cox. The resulting popular outrage led to the beginning of impeachment proceedings against Nixon: here.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP FIRES ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL SALLY YATES  After she said the Justice Department would not defend Trump’s executive order on immigration. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Yates had “betrayed the Department of Justice” by refusing to defend the executive order. You can read the full text of Yates’ letter, which says she was not “convinced that the Executive Order is lawful.” Dana Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, was named as acting attorney general. And here’s a clip of Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s attorney general nominee, warning Yates during her confirmation that she’d have to say no to the president. [HuffPost]

Thousands of people crowded Boston’s Copley Square Sunday afternoon in a demonstration against Trump’s immigrant ban. Although the authorities provided no official count, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which organized the protest, estimated the attendance at 25,000. Some 19,000 had signed up for the event on Facebook: here.

Emily, Eliza and Anne demonstrate in Boston against Trump's policies

Across the United States and internationally, tens of thousands of people are participating in protests to denounce the brutal and illegal anti-Muslim policies imposed over the weekend by the Trump administration. On Monday, the protests spread to the United Kingdom, where many thousands marched in scores of cities and towns to denounce both Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Protests erupted as well in Mexico and Canada. Those marching in opposition to Trump are motivated by genuine outrage and sympathy for the men, women and children caught up in Washington’s anti-immigrant dragnet. At the same time, Trump’s ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries and on refugees from all countries has provoked a bitter political conflict within the US state: here.

Amid growing protests across the United States and internationally against US President Donald Trump’s order denying access to the United States to travelers from seven Muslim countries, German and French officials criticized the ban this weekend. On Saturday, newly installed German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, pledged to raise the issue in future talks with Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee to be US Secretary of State, once he takes office: here.

Australian prime minister defends Trump’s anti-immigrant bans: here.

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  1. Tuesday 31st January 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

    Canada and Italy welcome rejected refugees

    WORLDWIDE revulsion at Donald Trump’s racist refugee and Muslim travel ban continued to mount yesterday as the US president claimed feebly that it was “not about religion.”

    Mr Trump’s executive order — indefinitely barring refugees from Syria from entering the US, slapping a 120-day ban on all refugee admissions and listing seven Muslim-majority countries from which no individuals can be allowed in — has caused protests in dozens of US and foreign cities and chaos at airports.

    Air France was among airlines confirming that it was turning away passengers born in the designated countries. The weekend saw demonstrations against the ban take over a number of US airports and widespread confusion over who was affected, with conflicting statements being over whether holders of US green cards could enter the country and over the status of individuals with dual nationality.

    But a Trump administration official asserted that the order had been executed “seamlessly and with extraordinary professionalism” as the president claimed it would have been inappropriate to give any warning of the ban in case “bad dudes” flooded into the US in the window they had left.

    Canada said at the weekend that it would welcome refugees who rejected by the US.

    Other countries followed suit, with Italian government and church officials greeting 41 Syrian refugees at Rome airport yesterday, handing balloons to the children under a “Welcome to Italy” banner.

    “At a moment in time where they’re building walls in other parts of the world, we are making bridges,” said Interior Ministry official Donatella Candura.

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres pointedly praised African countries for welcoming large numbers of refugees at an African Union summit in Ethiopia, saying: “African borders remain open for those in need of protection.”

    Condemnations of the US ban piled in. Medecins Sans Frontieres said Mr Trump’s policy would “effectively keep people trapped in war zones, directly endangering their lives.”

    Iraqi MPs said their parliament had approved a “reciprocity measure” barring US citizens from Iraq, while the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Co-operation warned that the Trump order would “embolden the radical narratives of extremists.”



  2. Over 4 million have signed the open letter to Trump — including you! With the announcement of the Muslim ban, it’s time to make this the worldwide symbol of resistance — share it everywhere, and help hit 5 million!

    Copy/share the link on Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, everywhere: https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/president_trump_letter_loc/
    Forward the email below.


    Dear friends,

    With the Muslim ban, Trump has shown that the worst fears about his Presidency are true.

    This is the start. He’s threatening to tear down international agreements. He’s threatened to start a nuclear arms race. Didn’t believe it before? Believe it now.

    And this is happening in all our countries. We must build the global movement to stop it. Over 4 million have already signed the open letter, below, from the world to Trump, and it’s been covered across major media. Today it becomes a symbol of resistance. Help it become an even more powerful message — forward it widely and sign below:

    Add My Name

    Dear Mr. Trump,

    This is not what greatness looks like.

    The world rejects your fear, hate-mongering, and bigotry. We reject your support for torture, your calls for murdering civilians, and your general encouragement of violence. We reject your denigration of women, Muslims, Mexicans, and millions of others who don’t look like you, talk like you, or pray to the same god as you.

    Facing your fear we choose compassion. Hearing your despair we choose hope. Seeing your ignorance we choose understanding.

    As citizens of the world, we stand united against your brand of division.


    Recent signers — Add my name

    Add My Name

    As Americans take to the streets in resistance, we can show them the world is at their back. Instead of dividing us, let’s make Trump a force to bring us together, to fight for everything we love.

    With hope,

    Emma, Alice, Christoph, and the whole Avaaz team.


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