Australia, US agree to deal exempting Australian citizens from travel ban
Feb 01 2017
Trump's executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspending all refugee admission for 120 days had the potential to rescind the deal that was struck in November past year.
He said it was agreed that an unspecified number of refugees and asylum seekers now staying at camps in the island will be resettled in US.
President Donald Trump's clampdown, which temporarily bans most citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia from entering the USA, fueled a global backlash for a second day on Monday.
Following President Trump's harsh rhetoric on immigration and opposition to the resettlement deal from senior republicans in Congress, Prime Minister Turnbull expressed relief. They are never eligible to be resettled in Australia.
Donald Trump's spokesman has confirmed the asylum seeker deal with Australia will go ahead, but refugees would have to clear "extreme vetting" before they are allowed to enter the United States.
Malcolm Turnbull has been accused of trying to wash his hands of a United States travel ban which threatened to ensnare Australian dual nationals.
Iranian refugees make up the largest cohort in both of the Australian-run offshore detention camps, there are also significant Iraqi, Sudanese, and Somalian populations. On Monday a high school student was denied a visa for a school trip to Washington D.C. on the grounds of his dual citizenship with Iran.
Mr Turnbull was able to convince Mr Trump of the importance of the 76-year US-Australia alliance.
The two committed to making the long-standing relationship between the two countries even stronger and sharing the ongoing objective to defeat Islamic State. Motivated by partisan enmity, these politicians seem oblivious to the forces of instability that may potentially be unleashed when the world's dominant state takes a more aggressive stance against the movement of people, particularly one that is targeted at a specific religious group.
Most of the asylum seekers are Muslims from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Jan 31 2017 The ACLU Raised $10 Million Since Saturday
Brandon Friedman, a former Obama administration official who commanded a platoon during the invasion of Iraq, said Mr. The founders of ride-share company Lyft also said they would donate $1 million to the ACLU over the next four years .
Jan 29 2017 Nigerians lose bid to sue oil giant Shell
In 2015, Shell agreed to an $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills. Legal firm Leigh Day , representing the claimants, called it a "very surprising decision".
Jan 27 2017 Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial nears deal to buy MoneyGram
But a deal could help shield the money-transfer business from the potentially adverse effects of President Trump's policies. But Jing didn't shy away from the fact that MoneyGram is a major player in remittances from the U.S.to Mexico.
Jan 27 2017 NEWS CENTER honors the legacy of Mary Tyler Moore
How many of these leaders now have that same demeanor that Mary Tyler Moore had? Mary Tyler Moore played Rob's wife Laura Petrie. She continued, "We talked about how much fun we had on the show , the things we did on the show that we laughed about".
Jan 26 2017 Minnesota governor collapses during state of state address
Mike Mancak the video of Dayton to help us determine when a fall is simply a faint spell or something more like a stroke. Dayton was on the floor for several minutes before walking out of the chamber assisted. "He quickly recovered, walked".
Jan 24 2017 Trump adviser: Canada well positioned in any trade renegotiations
Here's what did appear: Stark, combative restatements of the Trump administration's mercantilist, protectionist economic policy. Canada has said it expects to keep its 1989 bilateral free trade agreement with the USA even if Trump withdraws from NAFTA.