PAKISTAN COULD BE PUT ON DONALD TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION BAN LIST
PAKISTAN COULD BE PUT
ON DONALD TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION BAN LIST
Donald Trump has banned immigration
from 7 Muslim-majority nationsWhite House says Pakistan was
considered for Trump's immigration banVisitors from Pakistan are currently
subject to extreme vetting in USThe Donald Trump Administration had initially considered
putting Pakistan into the controversial immigration ban list, White House
Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has acknowledged. He further hinted that the
ban - which restricts refugees, migrants and green-card holders from sevenMuslim-dominated nations- could extend to
Pakistan in the near future. The seven-nations currently affected by Donald
Trump's immigration ban are Syria,Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Libya.
"Those were the seven countries that
both, Congress and the Obama Administration, identified as being the seven
countries that were most identifiable with dangerous terrorism taking place
in their country," Mr Priebus said, in an interview, toCBS News."Now you can point to other countries
that have similar problems, like Pakistan and others. Perhaps, we need to
take it further. But for now, immediate steps, pulling the band-aid off, is
to do further vetting for people travelling in and out of those countries,"
the White House official added., visitors from Afghanistan and
Pakistan are subject to extreme vetting in the United States, as per Mr
Trump's executive order. United States is home to thousands of
Pakistani-Americans and Pakistani permanent residents.