Well, THAT didn’t take long! It’s amazing what a little
Political Will can accomplish!
With the Stroke Of A Pen…
…Things changed completely.
… changed suddenly. And everyone was scrambling to keep up.
Seven migrants – six from Iraq and one from Yemen – were stopped from boarding a flight from Cairo on Saturday, while at least two Iraqis were detained after flying in to New York’s JFK airport on Friday night.
Panic broke out after Department of Homeland Security issued a directive at 4.30pm on Friday enforcing Trump’s executive order to essentially close down the borders to refugees and visa holders from a list of banned Muslim-majority countries.
…Cairo airport officials say seven U.S.-bound migrants – six from Iraq and one from Yemen – were prevented from boarding an EgyptAir flight to New York’s JFK airport.
The officials said the seven migrants, escorted by officials from the U.N. refugee agency, were stopped from boarding the plane on Saturday after authorities at Cairo airport contacted their counterparts in JFK airport.
…The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee said there was chaos at airports and in the air following Trump’s ban with the organization already receiving calls for help from green card and other visa holders after being boarding and admission into the United States at the airport.
‘Visas being denied immediately. Chaos at airports and in the air. #MuslimBan will apply to green card holders attempting to return tonight,’ the ADC’s Abed Ayoub tweeted on Friday night. —DailyMail
Will it inconvenience some people? All change does. It always will.
But this isn’t a ‘forever’ thing. It’s closed for a set window of time… not measured in years, not even MONTHS. It’s for a set number of DAYS.
In that time, officials are going to put together a plan on how to screen international arrivals — of all kinds — more effectively.