Detractors could launch legal challenges if all the countries subject to the ban are Muslim-majority nations, said immigration expert Hiroshi Motomura at UCLA School of Law. Legal arguments could claim the executive orders discriminate against a particular religion, which would be unconstitutional, he said.
The benchmark of nearly 3,000 was reached faster this year than in any previous year since the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean began, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.
Groups of about 100 Syrian men, women, and children have been deported to Syria daily since mid-January, UK-based Amnesty International said in a report.
More than half our country wants to ban Syrian refugees, though some states are willing to take Christian ones. Why? Because Christians are more like us than Muslims, even though we are supposed to be a nation where all religions are treated equally.
There’s a serious fallacy at work in all the political demagoguery: By the time any Syrian refugee actually arrives in the United States, we do know who that person is. Very well.
President Barack Obama isn’t having second thoughts about bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S., one of his top aides said Sunday after attacks in Paris that have been linked to Islamic State.
Germany told its European partners they must take in more refugees on Monday as it struggles to cope with record numbers of asylum seekers.