Tuesday, March 7, 2017

N.Y. Officials Stick to Positions on Travel Ban

By John Campbell

ALBANY -- A revised version of President Donald Trump's restrictions on immigrant travel did little to change the minds of many of New York's top elected officials Monday.
Top Democrats from the heavily blue state condemned the new version of Trump's executive order, unpersuaded by a number of changes to scale it back and make it less susceptible to legal challenge.
Some of the Republican contingent of New York's congressional delegation, meanwhile, embraced the order, saying it makes the country safer.
Trump signed the new version Monday, banning travel to the U.S. by natives of six majority-Muslim countries for 90 days while suspending the refugee program for 120 days.
It takes effect March 16.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, called the new ban "antithetical to our American values and what the Statue of Liberty stands for." 

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Source: WGRZ.com (via The Empire Report)

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