Trump to refugees: Go home and die!

Posted by | January 28, 2017 15:07 | Filed under: Top Stories

Many refugees are fleeing imminent danger, arrest, and/or execution. Is there any other way to interpret this breaking news from the New York Times concerning DHS’s almost instantaneous action on xenophobe-in-chief Donald John Trump’s edict executive order?

President Trump’s executive order on immigration quickly reverberated through the United States and across the globe on Saturday, slamming the border shut for an Iranian scientist headed to a lab in Boston, an Iraqi who had worked as an interpreter for the United States Army, and a Syrian refugee family headed to a new life in Ohio, among countless others.

Around the nation, security officers at major international gateways had new rules to follow. Humanitarian organizations scrambled to cancel long-planned programs, delivering the bad news to families who were about to travel. Refugees who were airborne on flights when the order was signed were detained at airports.

Reports rapidly surfaced Saturday morning of students attending American universities who were blocked from getting back into the United States from visits abroad. One student said in a Twitter post that he would be unable to study at Yale. Another who attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was refused permission to board a plane. Stanford University was reportedly working to help a Sudanese student return to California.

It goes without saying that there are many others besides students on green cards seeking refuge in the USA. Unless those people are lucky enough to come from a Middle East nation that is currently doing business with Trump, they can’t come to the land of “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”

Mr. Trump’s order, enacted with the stroke of a pen on Friday afternoon, suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The Department of Homeland Security said that the executive order barred green card holders from those countries from re-entering the United States.

At least one case quickly prompted a legal challenge as lawyers representing two Iraqi refugees held at Kennedy International Airport in New York filed a motion early Saturday seeking to have their clients released. They also filed a motion for class certification, in an effort to represent all refugees and other immigrants who they said were being unlawfully detained at ports of entry.

Shortly after noon on Saturday, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, an interpreter who worked on behalf of the United States government in Iraq, was released. After nearly 19 hours of detention, Mr. Darweesh began to cry as he spoke to reporters, putting his hands behind his back and miming handcuffs.

“What I do for this country? They put the cuffs on,” Mr. Darweesh said. “You know how many soldiers I touch by this hand?”

The other man the lawyers are representing, Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, remained in custody as his legal advocates sought his release.

Inside the airport, one of the lawyers, Mark Doss, a supervising attorney at the International Refugee Assistance Project, asked a border agent, “Who is the person we need to talk to?”

“Call Mr. Trump,” said the agent, who declined to identify himself.

Of course he declined to identify himself. He refused to refer to Mr. Trump as “president.”

There is a sliver of good news, though: at least one detainee has been allowed into the USA.

A refugee who was detained in a New York airport due to President Trump’s immigration ban has been released into the U.S., two lawmakers announced Saturday.

Hameed Jhalid Darweesh, an Iraqi who worked for the U.S. government in Iraq for 10 years, was barred from entering the U.S. at first when he landed at Kennedy Airport in New York on Friday night, hours after Trump signed his executive order.

Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) announced outside the airport Saturday that Darweesh was being released. Further details as to his future were not clear. A reporter’s photo appeared to show him outside the airport and leaving.

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61 responses to Trump to refugees: Go home and die!

  1. granpa.usthai January 29th, 2017 at 00:45

    1. Hani Hasan Hanjour …………..SAUDI ARABIA
    2. Khalid al-Mihdhar ………………SAUDI ARABIA
    3. Nawaf al-Hamzi …………………SAUDI ARABIA
    4. Salem al-Hamzi …………………SAUDI ARABIA
    5. Majed Moqed ……………………SAUDI ARABIA
    6. Mohamed Atta …………………..Egypt
    7. Satam al-Suqami ……………….SAUDI ARABIA
    8. Waleed al-Shehri ……………….SAUDI ARABIA
    9. Wail al-Shehri ……………………SAUDI ARABIA
    10.Abdulaziz al-Omari ……………SAUDI ARABIA
    11. Marwan al-Shehhi …………….United Arab Emirates
    12. Fayez Ahmed ………………….United Arab Emirates
    13. Ahmed al-Ghamdi ……………SAUDI ARABIA
    14. Hamza al-Ghamdi……………SAUDI ARABIA
    15. Mohand al-Shehri …………….SAUDI ARABIA
    16. Ziad Samir Jarrah …………….Lebanon
    17. Saeed al-Ghamdi ……………..SAUDI ARABIA
    18. Ahmed al-Haznawi ……………SAUDI ARABIA
    19. Ahmed al-Nami ………………..SAUDI ARABIA

    Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen.

    yep. Republicans AS USUAL are putting $$$ ahead of national security.

    trump = same ole sh*t !

    • Mike N. January 29th, 2017 at 10:27

      Yup. Funny how the Muslim countries Trump does business in aren’t on his list…

      • Robert M. Snyder January 29th, 2017 at 12:46

        “Funny how the Muslim countries Trump does business in aren’t on his list…”

        If you read the executive order, you will see that it only mentions Syria by name. The other countries are not mentioned in the executive order. The executive order contains a reference to a piece of legislation created under the Obama administration which identifies “countries of concern”. That is where you will find the list of countries. It is not Trump’s list. It is Obama’s list.

        • Obewon January 29th, 2017 at 13:50

          Your feigning the ignorance of a fired reality TV loser:

          The (DT EO) order bars all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Those countries were named in a 2016 law concerning immigration visas as “countries of concern.”
          The executive order also bans entry of those fleeing from war-torn Syria indefinitely. What dumbclucks DT supporter voters always prove to be. Snyder Faux news debunked again as always. & 1/29/17 update

          • Robert M. Snyder January 29th, 2017 at 14:18

            “The executive order also bans entry of those fleeing from war-torn Syria indefinitely.”

            We didn’t cause the conflict. 300,000 Syrians have been killed, mainly by other Syrians. In order for 300,000 Syrians to die at the hands of their fellow Syrians, there have to be a lot of bad hombres in Syria. Do you think that everyone who flees is an innocent victim? Are you aware that the ruling Alawites are the most progressive element of Syrian society, affording far more freedom to women than any other sect? What makes you think that the rebels are the good guys? Suppose that Clinton had won the election and an army of Trump voters took up arms and seized control of Alabama and Kansas. Suppose that a lot of these insurgent Trump voters were killed during a three-year battle with the federal government. Should Canada be expected to provide sanctuary for these rebels?

            • Obewon January 29th, 2017 at 14:28

              Xenophobe pay attention. Debunking your ‘Only Syria’ faux news.

              Only DT “bars all people” from these 7 nations.

              • Robert M. Snyder January 29th, 2017 at 15:11

                Did you bother to read the full text of the executive order?

                Here’s is a link:


                Open the web page in your browser and do a full text search for each of these words:

                Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen

                Only the word Syria appears in the executive order.

                • Obewon January 29th, 2017 at 17:18

                  How dumb are you? Exhibit A: “The (DT EO) order bars all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. “

                  • Robert M. Snyder January 29th, 2017 at 20:34

                    “How ignorant are you? Exhibit A: “The (DT EO) order bars all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.”

                    Please stop with the insults. My point is that Trump did not compose the list of countries. The list was provided by a piece of legislation created under the Obama administration. It was Obama’s team who labeled these nations as “countries of concern”. If you don’t like the composition of the list, take it up with Obama. It’s his list.

                    • Obewon January 29th, 2017 at 20:40

                      You’re still trying to falsely rationalize Donnie’s unconstitutional gaffes e.g. Only DT “bars all people” from these 7 nations. Valid U.S. Visa holders won’t be ‘unconstitutionally barred’ by Bannon’s post-it notes, signed by Donnie.

                    • Willys41 January 29th, 2017 at 20:54

                      Trump gave the order. Nothing else matters.

                • Willys41 January 29th, 2017 at 20:54

                  Its Trump’s order. Get it?

            • Willys41 January 29th, 2017 at 20:53

              It’s Trump’s order, Mr. Bubbles.

        • Willys41 January 29th, 2017 at 20:53

          It’s Trump’s order.

  2. StoneyCurtisll January 29th, 2017 at 11:58

    What So Funny Bout peace Love and Understanding?

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