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The Wide Ripples From the U.S. Immigration Ban

MIN READJan 31, 2017 | 03:07 GMT

The U.S. presidential order that banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries elicited strong responses both at airports in the United States and from leaders around the world.

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive action to ban travel and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries has certainly stirred the global pot. It created a bumpy situation for those trying to implement the directive and put foreign governments in a difficult position between condemning the United States and trying to stay on its good side. The order, while providing fodder to jihadist groups looking to reinforce their own war narrative, has also emboldened right-wing groups in the United States and abroad. And it has galvanized resistance among private citizens, politicians and businesses....

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