United States President Donald Trump’s imposition of immigration ban in seven Muslim-majority countries has already set the numbers rolling. Over 100,000 visas have been revoked till now as a result of Trump’s policy.

Despite a wide section of the society decrying Trump’s move as anti-racist, the US President has remained un-swerved by public opinion and has defended the decision.

Trump’s decision mostly affects families who have long sought for a safer shore in war-torn countries. Syria, a country where a decade of failed foreign policy has impended for an extremely dangerous environment, remains the focus of Trump’s administration as they deny visas to war-affected immigrants.

“The number 100,000 sucked the air out of my lungs,” said Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg of the Legal Aid Justice Center, who represents the brothers, NDTV reported.

The numbers were revealed by the attorney during the hearing in a lawsuit filed by two Yemeni brothers who were deported to Ethiopia.

The seven countries in Trump’s immigration ban list are Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and Syria.

First Published | 4 February 2017 11:44 AM
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