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President Trump’s executive order banning refugees had some exceptions.

Now close to 900 refugees will be allowed to enter the US due to the “undue hardship” clause.

From CBS:

 Nearly 900 refugees will be allowed into the United States this week despite President Donald Trump’s order suspending the U.S. refugees program, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

Kevin McAleenan, acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, said 872 refugees would be granted waivers, which he said was allowed for under the order in instances where refugees were ready for travel and stopping them would cause “undue hardship.”

He was speaking at a news conference about the administration’s new immigration restrictions, which also suspend entry by citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations.

Friday’s executive order, which aims to stop terrorist attacks on the U.S., has stoked international outrage and expressions of dissent within the U.S. government. Thousands of protesters descended on international airports around the country, and teams of volunteer lawyers assisted travelers that were being detained.

It led to a public showdown between Trump and the acting U.S. attorney general, who was fired late Monday after she challenged the constitutionality of the order.

McAleenan said it was fair to say that communication among government agencies on the order had “not been the best.”

But he said the refugees waivers were being done in concert with the State Department. He said those 872 refugees will be arriving this week and will be processed for waivers through the end of the week.

In addition to the refugees, the agency processed waivers for 1,060 lawful permanent residents and 75 visa-holders, McAleenan said.

What do you think of President Trump’s exceptions on the ban?

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  1. Susan

    If President Trump ordered the change, I am okay with it. What I am not okay with is the left /Democratic Party defy our President because they lost the election. Unless the President is doing something illegal, that should not be allowed. I have one question pertaining to this. With all Obama / Clinton did to corrupt this country, why weren’t they that quick to challenge them? It certainly doesn’t show much character to let stealing, and other corruption to continue.

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