Hundreds protest against US Muslim travel ban

Protest organized by Council on American-Islamic Relations ended at Trump International Tower

Hundreds protest against US Muslim travel ban

World Bulletin / News Desk

Hundreds gathered in front of the White House on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump's newest travel ban affecting travelers from Muslim-majority countries.

Organized by the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the protest saw U.S. citizens from different backgrounds chant anti-Trump slogans and hold posters reading No Muslim Ban and Stop Profiling Muslims.

The protesters broke up without conflict after walking to the Trump International Tower from the White House.

The Trump administration laid out late last month new restrictions to replace Trump's previous travel ban, which was set to expire, adding two non-Muslim-majority countries to the list of designated nations while dropping Sudan.

 The countries that face travel restrictions under Trump's new order are Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Venezuela and Yemen.

However, Trump's latest attempt to curtail immigration to the U.S. has been dealt a legal setback after a Hawaii judge ruled Tuesday that it suffered from the same legal deficiencies as his previous directives.

They were designated because they have either not met higher screening and information sharing requirements or presented what officials call sufficient risk factors.

"The entry restrictions in the proclamation apply to countries based on their inability or unwillingness to share critical information necessary to safely vet applications, as well as a threat assessment related to terrorism, instability, and other grave national security concerns," the White House said after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued his ruling.

Trump's travel restrictions face additional legal challenges in multiple states. 


Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Ekim 2017, 11:40