Commentaries

The revised US refugee ban, health, and security

Rubenstein, L., Spiegel, P. | The Lancet, Volume 0, Issue 0 | Published on March 10, 2017 | Full Text

Abstract - President Trump issued a revised travel and refugee ban on March 6, 2017, in the wake of judicial orders preventing implementation of his previous ban.1,2 The new order discontinues the bar on entry into the USA for permanent residents, reduces from seven to six the number of predominantly Muslim countries whose nationals are suspended from entry for at least 90 days, ends the indefinite bar on entry of Syrian refugees, and eliminates a preference for religious minorities in refugee resettlement.


The academic case for repealing Trump's refugee and travel ban

Spiegel, P., Rubenstein, L. | The Lancet, Volume 389, Issue 10070, 679-680 | Published on February 9, 2017 | Full Text

Abstract - Academics provide education and undertake research to improve understanding, and hopefully make the world a better place. US President Donald Trump's recent executive order on Jan 27, 2017,1banning travel to the USA from seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) for 90 days, suspending the US resettlement programme for all refugees for 120 days, indefinitely suspending the entry of Syrian refugees, and reducing the number of resettled refugees from 110 000 to 50 000, has dramatically and negatively affected millions of people's lives.


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