Donald Trump anti-refugee order
The final summary
Executive Order Donald Trump to close US borders to refugees and immigrants seven Muslim-majority countries were quickly applied. Order blocks the citizens of Iran,
Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Libya for 90 days, and indefinitely suspending receiving Syrian refugees.
45th US president also had a big day, when he received phone calls from major world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin calls.
At the same time, on May Theresa he met with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a joint press conference.
Here is a summary of the key events of the day:
- Criticism of his “muslim ban” came in from all quarters including Madeline Albright, the former US secretary of state,
- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education and Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg.
- We received the first reports of arrivals blocked at US airports.
- The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) described the executive order as worse than a draft form that had been leaked earlier in the week.
- Twelve nobel laureates are among thousands of signatories to a petition calling on Trump to renounce the order.
- A legal challenge has been filed against Donald Trump’s executive order by lawyers representing two Iraqi refugees.
- Theresa May and the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have signed a £100m commitment to build new fighter jets.
- May refused to condemn Trump’s refugee ban when pressed on the issue by journalists at a joint press conference.
- People holding so-called green cards, making them legal permanent US residents, are included in the executive action.
- Iran vowed to take reciprocal action.
- Trump spoke to Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
- We spoke to travellers who had been turned away from flights and those who don’t know when they will see their families again
Thank you so much for staying with us throughout the day and contributing your stories via our callout. We’re closing the live blog now,
but will of course be publishing further stories on today’s events.
Tayari Hamaseh British resident who has an Iranian passport, was on vacation in Costa Rica with her boyfriend in the last week.
which was withdrawn.Tayari, who grew up in Italy and never experienced anything like it. She says:
“It really surprised me just discovered [that made Trump] at the airport, when we went to check out,
I want people to know that this is not only happening with the refugees I graduate and I have a Ph.D. …. it happened to the man who works and pays taxes. “