Reince Priebus, White House Chief of Staff, reversed part of Donald Trump’s Executive Order earlier today. Last week, Trump mandated that immigrants from seven countries would not be allowed into the United States. Priebus has furthe explained that if citizens constantly travel back in forth between seven said countries, they might be subject to more strict searches. Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen are primarily Muslim countries or have been known to be associated with terrorists, and is the reason behind why Trump thinks banning them is a good idea.
In reality, only a small fraction of them would cause harm to the United States, and has received much backlash. Despite the criticism, Trump still holds firm on his policies and makes the border officials and TSA strict on these rules.
However, there are many green card holders that are stranded in airports because they live in the United States but are forbidden from returning. There are many attorneys representing this selection of people, and they worked with the government to allow them to return to the United States. One of the main arguments is that the U.S. is not a Christian country; every citizen has the right to practice their religion of their choice. Priebus warns, however, that just because they are allowed to practice whatever they want doesn’t mean they won’t be scrutinized; security is a big concern for Trump and his administration at this time.