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Iraqi-American man Mike Hager lied about his mother dying in Iraq after being denied entry to the U.S. because of President Donald Trump’s Friday travel executive order, her imam told Fox2. Hager’s mother was reportedly ill with kidney disease before she flew back to Iraq to visit family members. She perished there on Jan. 22, according to her …

President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration from war-torn areas has divided the country, but one former Marine has offered a viewpoint on the issue based on his first-hand experience while deployed in Iraq. Jeff Edwards witnessed the plight of Iraqis, who are included in Trump’s order, while serving in Iraq in 2003. He acknowledged …

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott cut off state funds to a county that provides sanctuary to illegal immigrants Wednesday, following through on an earlier pledge to punish such sanctuary cities and localities. Travis County will no longer have access to $1.8 million in state criminal justice grants, Abbott announced in a letter to county officials, because …

Hundreds of residents of Miami-Dade County in Florida are demanding that Mayor Carlos Gimenez reinstate the county’s sanctuary policy in a second protest, according to a Tuesday report from the Miami Herald. Nearly 400 protesters occupied the space outside of the Miami-Dade government seat to voice their disapproval of Gimenez’s decision to comply with an …

Democrats are trying an emotional appeal to gain support in their fight against President Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban.” Trump signed an executive order on Friday suspending all refugee admissions from any country for 120 days, and a 90-day moratorium on U.S. entry of any citizen from seven Middle Eastern countries. The orders also cap the number of …

The Council For American-Islamic Relations executive director Nihad Awad attempted to criticize President Trump’s proposed immigration ban by reminding attendees at a Monday press conference that America was “built on the shoulders of African-Americans who were brought here against their will.” “The Muslim community is a little bit anxious about the recent developments,” regarding Trump’s plan …

Iraq’s parliament passed a reciprocal ban on visas for U.S. citizens Monday, two lawmakers told The Associated Press. The description of the ban as reciprocal indicates that the ban on U.S. visas will remain in place, as long as the Trump administration prohibits Iraqi citizens from entering the U.S. for a period of 90 days. Trump’s …

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson is joining his liberal friends in Hollywood and speaking out against Donald Trump’s immigration ban. Johnson even took the reaction to the ban a step further and said that Donald Trump is acting as a “dictator” with his executive order. “He’s got to learn that, you know, you can’t …

President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday afternoon at two Republican senators for their earlier criticisms of his new immigration policies. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham expressed concerns about Trump’s recent executive order barring citizens of seven predominantly-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Trump responded later in the day by telling the two senators to …

Journalists are not taking the news of President Donald Trump’s executive order pausing admission of refugees from seven nations very well. Many have taken to social media to express outrage over Trump’s action, forgetting former President Barack Obama did the same thing to Iraqi refugees for six months in 2011.

The majority of the world’s Muslims are not affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order Friday barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States. While all seven countries targeted by the ban are predominantly Muslim, they contain just a small fraction of the world’s Muslims, who make …

Sean Spicer said President Trump will “look into” his campaign promise to ban Muslim immigration and enact extreme vetting once more of his Cabinet nominees are confirmed. The Daily Caller asked the White House press secretary Tuesday when the president will take action on his campaign pledge. Spicer used that answer to complain that he believes Senate Democrats …

President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that the recent violence in Europe and Turkey has proven his proposals on Muslims to be “100 percent correct.” The Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated by a gunman who yelled “Allahu Akbar,” and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the truck attack that killed 12 in Berlin. Trump was …