Executive order for Immigration

ONE OF THOSE ORDERS LAST WEEK TEMPORARILY BARRED PEOPLE FROM 7 MIDDLE-EASTERN AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES FROM TRAVELING TO THE UNITED STATES.
ACCORDING TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, THESE COUNTRIES ARE “PLACES OF CONCERN” DUE TO FEARS OF TERRORISM, BUT THE TEMPORARY BAN AFFECTED EVERYONE TRAVELING FROM THESE COUNTRIES – CHILDREN, STUDENTS. THIS HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE VERY UPSET. UP NEXT, MARY MALONEY TELLS US MORE ABOUT THE POLICY – AND THE PROTESTS ITS LEAD TO.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY OUTRAGED. "Refugees are welcome here." AIRPORTS FLOODED WITH PROTESTERS ANGRY OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION ORDER. ALTHOUGH THE CITIES ARE DIFFERENT -- THE SENTIMENT IS THE SAME. "No hate no fear, immigrants are welcome here." THE ORDER STOPS PEOPLE FROM IRAQ, SYRIA, IRAN, SUDAN, LIBYA, SOMALIA OR YEMEN FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES FOR 90 DAYS. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THE MOVE IS ALL ABOUT SECURITY BUT CONFUSION OVER KEY DETAILS PLACED HUNDREDS OF MEN -- WOMEN -- AND CHILDREN IN LIMBO. SOME ABLE TO REUNITE WITH THEIR FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES -- AFTER BEING DETAINED IN THE FACE OF DAYS OF PROTESTS -- PRESIDENT TRUMP RELEASED A STATEMENT JUSTIFYING THE ORDER. "We will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and voters." I'M MARY MOLONEY REPORTING.

AS PRESIDENT TRUMP MENTIONED, MANY OF THE PEOPLE PREVENTED FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES ARE FLEEING OPPRESSION AND WAR IN PLACES LIKE SYRIA. THESE PEOPLE, WHO HAVE BEEN FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES, ARE CALLED REFUGEES.  UP NEXT, WE MEET A YOUNG REFUGEE WHO HAS MADE GEORGIA HER HOME.

(nats: You're one of the best students huh? )Yes. LOOKING AT ALL HER SCHOOL MERIT AWARDS IT'S AMAZING TO THINK THAT 11-YEAR-OLD NAWROZ HAS ONLY BEEN IN THE U.S. FOR A YEAR. (nats: Why are you such a good girl? I don't know why) IN FACT IT'S ONLY BEEN A FEW MONTHS SINCE SHE LEARNED ENGLISH ...BUT IF YOU ASK HER, SHE'S ALREADY MAKING AMERICA BETTER. Nawroz, Syrian Refugee: "My name is Nawroz and I am a Syrian refugee and thank you for welcoming us to our new home in America..." THAT'S HER RECITING THIS LETTER THAT SHE RECENTLY READ AT A NEARBY CHURCH.

Nawroz, Syrian Refugee: "My dream is I want to become a doctor because I want to help all the children in the world and I want to make America better!" (nats) HER FAMILY FLED WAR-TORN SYRIA THREE YEARS AGO. THEY'VE ASKED US NOT TO USE THEIR LAST NAME BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL NERVOUS AFTER ALL THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH. LIFE HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT FOR HER 14-YEAR-OLD BROTHER ALAN, WHO HAS CEREBRAL PALSY. IT'S BECAUSE OF HIM, NAWROZ SAYS, THAT SHE WANTS TO BE A DOCTOR. FOR TWO YEARS NAWROZ AND HER FAMILY LIVED IN A REFUGEE CAMP IN TURKEY. THEY RESETTLED JUST OUTSIDE OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA WITH THE HELP OF PAEDIA MIXON AT THE GEORGIA NON-PROFIT "NEW AMERICAN PATHWAYS." Paedia Mixon, CEO, New American Pathways: "We are actually proactively going to refugee camps, working with the United Nations, setting up resettlement centers, and going through a careful-thought out process.

MIXON SAYS AMERICANS WHO FEAR TERRORIST REFUGEES COMING TO THE U.S. HAVE LEGITIMATE CONCERNS. BUT, SHE SAYS, THE STRICT 18 TO 24 MONTH VETTING PROCESS FOR REFUGEES HEADED TO THE U-S SHOULD TEMPER ANY WORRIES.


Instructional Links


Website Article: Time for Kids, Explaining the Immigration Ban

Encyclopedia Article: World  Book Student, Syria | May need password

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