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Pakistan might be included in Trump’s immigration ban list, hints White House

Pakistan Could Be Another Country Whose Name Could Be Added In The List Of Trump’s Visa Ban On Refugees From Seven Countries Entering In The United States.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Apoorva Nawaz | Updated on: 30 Jan 2017, 09:39:26 AM
Pakistan might be included in Trump’s immigration ban list, hints White House


Pakistan could be another country whose name could be added in the list of Trump’s visa ban on refugees from seven countries entering in the United States.

Recently, a top White house official has indicated the possibility in the future of including Pakistan in the list of countries from where immigration has been banned.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, told CBSNews, "The reason we chose those seven countries was, those were the seven countries that both the Congress and the Obama administration identified as being the seven countries that were most identifiable with dangerous terrorism taking place in their country."

"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 traveling in and out of those countries," Priebus said.

Trump has ordered "extreme vetting" of people entering theUS from seven Muslim-majority countries and banned the entry of Syrian refugees until further notice, as part of new measures to "keep radical Islamic terrorists" out of America.

"It's working out very nicely. You see it in the airports, you see it all over. It's working out very nicely," Trump told reporters on.

"We are going to have a very, very strict ban and we are going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years," Trump said.

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He, however, denied that barring refugees from several predominantly Muslim nations amounted to a ban on Muslims. 

"It's not a Muslim ban, but we are totally prepared, "Trump said.

The countries impacted are the controversial move signed a week after he was sworn-in as the President includes countries like Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.

The order, which bars Syrian refugees and halts the country's refugee resettlement programme for four months has triggered widespread criticism, including from Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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First Published : 30 Jan 2017, 09:30:00 AM