There seems to be chaos after chaos in the United States since Donald Trump assumed office just over a week ago. Decisions are taken without real thought, throwing America into pandemonium.
With the confusion all over the place, the White House has reversed President Trump’s executive immigration order for green card holders, the New York Times has reported.
The Times quoted a top White House official as saying that people from the affected countries who hold green cards will not be prevented from returning to the United States.
Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, however, said border agents have “discretionary authority” to detain and question suspicious travelers from certain countries.
“That statement seemed to add to the uncertainty over how the executive order will be interpreted and enforced in the days ahead,” The New York Times said.
Trump executive order on Friday 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 newspaper added:
Part of the president’s order gives preferential treatment to Christians who try to enter the United States from majority-Muslim countries. In a Twitter post Sunday morning, Mr. Trump deplored the killings of Christians in the Middle East without noting the killings of Muslims, who have been killed in vastly greater numbers in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.
Mr. Trump asserted last week that Christians had been “treated horribly” under previous administrations. “If you were a Muslim, you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible,” he said Friday in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. “I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.”
In a second Twitter message on Sunday, the president said that the United States needed strong borders and “extreme vetting” to protect itself from terrorists. He cited Europe and “indeed, the world” as evidence that the United States must shut its borders to potential threats.