900 State Department officials have signed an internal dissent memo critical of President Donald Trump’s travel ban for refugees and immigrants. Trump signed an executive order which placed a temporary travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries, creating tensions among the Parties.
The ban stops people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen entering the country.
This was confirmed by a senior State Department official and the news spread on Tuesday. The memo claims the policy “runs counter to core American values of non-discrimination, fair play and extending a warm welcome to foreign visitors and immigrants.”
This is only one of the many efforts to stop Trump’s plans from being realized. It’s just ridiculous how that the system is blocking in the way of our national security and President Trump and his supporters are eager to find a solution for this crisis.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer rushed to respond to the memo and issued an ultimatum to diplomats, urging them to “get with the program or they can go.”
The State Department officials had been worrying for Trump’s decision that was about to ease sanctions against Russia, speaking about anonymity condition, said one State Department official. This concern existed even before the executive order on immigration was issued by Trump, reports American News.
Trump executive order for suspending the US refugees program was stopped due to protests and court orders, which allowed a total of 872 refugees to be able to enter the United States this week.
Acting commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection agency, Kevin McAleenan, approved this and claimed that in instances where refugees were ready for travel, stopping them would cause “undue hardship.”
While Paul Ryan, the Republican House Speaker supported Mr Trump’s controversial travel ban, he said there had been “regrettable” confusion in its implementation.
“We can be generous and watch our national security at the same time,” stated Ryan.
He added: “There is nothing wrong with taking a pause and making sure we have the proper vetting process so we do not have a problem like Paris.”