Published: Mon, February 13, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Donald Trump: "US legal system is broken"

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According to the US State Department, more than 70 percent of the roughly 1,400 refugees admitted to the US from February 4 to February 10 have indeed come from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen - and those numbers do indeed suggest an effort by the State Department and refugee resettlement agencies to resettle as many people as possible amid a period of uncertainty in the days immediately following the suspension. "77% of refugees allowed into US since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries".

Approximately 3,000 people from the seven countries listed in President Donald Trump's travel ban were allowed to enter the U.S. between February 4 and February 6, according to figures provided Saturday by the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump's executive order has been under rhetorical and legal fire since the president issued it on January 27 - with critics decrying it as a "Muslim ban".

Mr Trump said in two tweets: "I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the design or negotiations yet".

Trump's January 27 order suspended the admittance of all refugees for 120 days, and indefinitely suspended refugees from Syria, citing terrorism concerns.

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President Donald Trump, on Sunday, lashed out at the court again for halting his travel ban and also said that 72 percent of the refugees, who entered the United States following the ruling are from the seven countries that were listed in the ban. Some exceptions were granted for those already in transit when the order was signed.

That is, in the past week, 340 Iraqi, 402 Syrian, 115 Iranian, 37 Sudanese and 155 Somali refugees have been admitted to the United Sates.

According to The Hill, Trump indicated Friday that he is looking at "filing a brand new order". One hundred and fifty-five refugees were from Somalia and 115 were from Iran, according to State Department records. No refugees from Libya or Yemen were accepted.

Earlier the President spoke to reporters aboard Air Force One, saying his administration has "a lot of options" to achieve its aim of restricting immigration from the Muslim-majority countries.

During the same period in 2016, 1,817 from the seven impacted countries were admitted to the US. This is one percent over the average for 2016.

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