Just last week friday President Donald Trump had signed an executive order suspend the arrival of refugees and impose tough new controls on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.The Iraqis and Iranians planning to fly to the United States were also restricted based on the executive signed order by Mr President.
This move has sparked a world wide criticism as some travellers and travel agency revealed how they had been instructed and stopped from boarding US-bound planes as some of them were already in the air when Trump signed the executive order and were quickly detained on arrival.
According to New York Times,it disclosed how some flight organization had been instructed by Etihad Airways, Emirates and Turkish Airlines not to sell US tickets or allow Iranians holding American visas to board US-bound flights.
An unidentified Iranian girl studying in California but visiting home was also affected
“I had a ticket for Turkish Airlines on February 4, but it has been cancelled,”
“I’ve informed the university officials by mail and they were surprised. They are going to send me a letter so I can try fly from Europe.”
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticise President Trump‘s order saying that now was “not the time to build walls between nations.They have forgotten that the Berlin Wall collapsed many years ago. Even if there are walls between nations, they must be removed,” Rouhani said.
More than a million Iranians live in the United States.
Some other country although not included on the ban list also commented on the issue on Saturday as the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups has reportedly filed a legal suit challenging President Trump’s order after the two Iraqi men were detained.
According to some Lawyers representing their clients,they also filed for a court order for the immediate release of the people as they were unlawfully detained.The United Nations has urged Trump to continue his country’s “long tradition” of welcoming refugees and to ensure their equal treatment, regardless of race, nationality or religion.
Me while French President Francois Hollande said Europe must have a “firm response” to Trump, and “when he refuses the arrival of refugees, while Europe has done its duty, we have to respond”.
“What on earth have the Syrian people done to deserve this?” asked Abu Mahmoud al-Ghol, at one informal camp in the Marj area. “And to think it’s a democratic country doing it,” said the 44-year-old.The Syrian refugees from the United States were ban indefinitely.
Taraneh Alidoosti Iran most popular actress (Oscar Nominated )“The Salesman” also reacted to the order as she tweeted about it saying: “Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist. Whether this will include a cultural event or not, I won’t attend the #AcademyAwards 2017.”