Refugees arriving in the US are being held at airports after President Donald Trump issued an order barring migrants and refugees from several Muslim countries.Protesters are gathering at New York’s John F Kennedy airport to demand the release of 11 refugees held there.Donald Trump defended the executive order on Saturday, saying it was “not a Muslim ban”.He is facing a legal challenge from several rights groups.The seven countries affected by a 90-day travel ban for nationals are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.The US’s entire refugee admissions programme – affecting people from many more countries – has been suspended for 120 days. Those fleeing Syria as refugees are banned until further notice.Trump border policy: Key points May fails to condemn Trump on refugees”It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over,” Mr Trump told reporters at the Oval Office on Saturday, where he was signing more executive orders on lobbying and tackling so-called Islamic State.”We’re going to have a very, very strict ban and we’re going to have extreme vetting which we should have had in this country for many years.”Who is affected by the order?The people being detained at US… Read full this story
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