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Iran says USA travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

28 June, 2017, 19:29 | Author: Mae Harvey
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In a statement released by the White House President, Donald Trump said: "today's unanimous #Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security".

On June 26, it became known that the Armed Forces authorized Trump to partially enact a decree banning the entry of citizens of six predominantly Muslim states (Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Sudan) and all refugees without exception.

During his presidential campaign in 2016, Trump campaigned for "a total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States, arguing the measure is needed for national security.

Local immigration lawyers say questions remain about portions of the president's temporary ban on travel from six majority-Muslim countries, reinstated this week by the U.S Supreme Court. The ban on refugees is also being allowed to take effect on a similar, limited basis.

But Zarif said the development would force terrorists to do more harm.

More specifically, the Court consolidated the various cases on the travel ban for hearing in October. However, she said it's encouraging that the court is allowing those seeking a visa who have "bona fide" claims to the United States to enter, but she says it's something the State Department does already.

Some refugee resettlement agencies have tried to make up for the low numbers by accelerating resettlement after courts blocked the travel ban.

The court goes on to define relationships that would qualify: for individuals, a family relationship; for students; admittance to a college or university; for workers, a job offer.

Trump then signed a revised order in early March, excluding Iraq from the initial list of countries whose travelers were barred from the US. This is due to their potential inability to prove a relation to the United States that the court's ruling calls for.

Qassemi also said the United States was targeting the wrong countries for a visa ban.

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