Immigrant Ban Excludes Neighboring Countries Where Trump Has Business Interests

 In Conflicts Of Interest, Immigration, International Relations, Muslims   Last Updated: June 22, 2017

As one of his first acts as President, Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning immigration from 7 Middle Eastern countries and halting refugee admissions.

Trump has either done business or is seeking to do business in 4 countries directly adjacent to the 7 on the list: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Azerbaijan.

However, there are many other countries with higher percentages and total populations of Muslims and the list of 7 countries was claimed to be derived from a list created by the Obama administration (although the method of travel restriction is different).

 

 

Keller, Michael, Blacki Migliozzi, Caleb Melby, and Mira Rojanasakul. “Tracking Trump’s Web of Conflicts.” Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg, 01 Dec. 2016. Web. 05 Feb. 2017.

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