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Intersection: Executive Order On Immigration


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President Trump’s new executive order on immigration goes into effect this Thursday. The order temporarily blocks visas being issued to citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Iraq is no longer on the list, and the ban won’t apply to green card holders or people who already have a visa.

But Rasha Mubarak, the Orlando Regional Coordinator for the Council on American Islamic Relations, doesn’t think the new executive order is much different from the original.


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About Matthew Peddie

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A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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