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Supreme Court allows most of travel ban to start

Immigration center travel ban

2/26/2017 After being rejected by lower courts, the Supreme Court is allowing Trump’s travel ban to go into limited effect for a period of 90 days.  Foreign nationals from six countries who lack any “bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States” will be banned.  Those having formal relationships, such as those having family members in ...

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Trump and Tillerson can’t agree on Qatar

Saudi blockade Qatar

6/15/2017 When President Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia, he discussed the Saudi’s responsibility in fighting terrorism.  Last week, the Saudi’s took action against Qatar, claiming Qatar backed terrorist actions in the region.  The riff between the two nations puts the United States in a difficult position, a position that President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson don’t seem to ...

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Despite earlier comments, Trump receives warm welcome in Saudi Arabia

trump bows down to saudi king

5/20/2017 President Trumps has said and supported some very unflattering comments about Saudi Arabia, a deeply religious Muslim country.  Besides his previous comments, the Saudi’s rolled out the red carpet and welcomed the President warmly.  The meeting resulted in Trump’s promise to sell approximately $110 billion in arms to the kingdom. For some perspective, Saudi Arabia considers itself as “the ...

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Middle East Peace Is “Not as Difficult as People Have Thought” says Trump

middle east peace

5/3/2017 During a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Trump made dubious comments about the Middle East peace process.  Confident he can create a new tack for history in the region, Trump stated “We want to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians. We will get it done.” Trump continued “We will be working so hard to get it done. ...

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