Attorneys Warn Immigrants Not To Travel Outside The U.S.

US President Donald Trump poses in his office aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland after he returned from Philadelphia on January 26, 2017. Donald Trump made his maiden voyage outside the Washington area as US president Thursday, meeting with lawmakers to map out their 2017 policy strategy and smooth emerging differences between the White House and congressional Republicans. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump poses in his office aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland after he returned from Philadelphia on January 26, 2017.
Donald Trump made his maiden voyage outside the Washington area as US president Thursday, meeting with lawmakers to map out their 2017 policy strategy and smooth emerging differences between the White House and congressional Republicans. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON ― Immigration attorney Ally Bolour got a call on Wednesday from a client worried about President Donald Trump’s expected executive order that could temporarily shut down travel from majority-Muslim countries.

The client is planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for his birthday. He lives in the U.S. legally as a green-card holder, but he’s from Iran ― one of the countries Trump will likely single out for restrictions. The man, Amir, who asked to be identified only by his first name, already paid for his flight and hotel, but asked Bolour for advice.

“If I were you, I wouldn’t go,” Bolour said he told Amir. “It’s too uncertain.”

Trump has not yet signed an executive order to keep people from certain countries from coming to the United States. But already, news that he is considering such restrictions is having a dramatic impact. Leaked drafts indicate it could be harder or even impossible for people from seven countries to get into the U.S. ― even if they hold green cards.Credit Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Among them was Wilmington resident Emily Artinian. She held up a sign with photos of her grandparents – who escaped the Armenian genocide and found refuge in America.

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SOURCE: The Huffington Post

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.