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New York Congresswoman concerned Trump’s immigration restrictions may turn to Caribbean

New York (D) Congresswoman Yvette Clarke representing the 9th District representing much of Central Brooklyn.

United States Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke, -who is of Caribbean roots- Sunday night said she was worried that President Donald Trump might add Guyanese to the list of nationals whose citizens are banned from entering his country.

“I am concerned that he could expand that if we don’t organise and push back now. We know that in the Caribbean region there is a very healthy Muslim population from Guyana, to Trinidad, to Jamaica across the board and so we have to make sure we come together,”she told an emergency meeting in Brooklyn, New York.

Many Trinidadian Muslims have gone to fight for the Islamic State mainly in Syria. Several have since fled the repressive socio-economic and political conditions in those countries and have returned home where they are said to be subjected to monitoring by police.

Trump has temporarily banned holders of non-immigrant visas and permanent residency cards from entering the US once they are originally from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Clarke, who has Jamaican roots, warned that the Republican Party would be defeated at mid-term elections due in another 18 months if the Muslim population in the US turns out in its numbers. “In particular, the Muslim community can make a difference in these elections if they register and they vote,” she told the mainly Muslim attendees at the meeting.

A New York judge has since issued a temporary order restraining authorities from blocking nationals of those countries from entering the US.  The final ruling could determine the future of Trump’s immigration restrictions.

Congresswoman Clarke announced that she would be heading back to Washington DC where she would be mountinh unrelenting pressure on government to reverse the ban.

 

  • Ah Nanimus

    Trump did more in a few days than Obama did in 8 years. Let the temporary ban remain in place while the whole system is being looked at and reformed to make America safer.Trump will become one of the great presidents of America when history is written. Why Miss Yvette Clarke doan aks she caribbean gov’ts fuh tek in all dem middle east muslims and see wat dey will say?

  • Ah Nanimus

    “Trump has temporarily banned holders of… permanent residency cards from entering the US once they are originally from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.”
    That’s not accurate, DW. It doesn’t affect green card holders.

  • Ah Nanimus

    Every country where muslims are in the
    MINORITY they are concerned with the ‘rule of law’ and minority rights and In every country where muslims are the MAJORITY there is no ‘rule of
    law’ nor minority rights.

  • PETER

    To Ah Nanimus you sound like you are sucking Trump’s lollipop, you are just another moronic racist, trump banned Muslims from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, but none of these countries people ever attacked America or killed an American,
    The 911 Hijackers and Terrorist who killed over 3,000 Americans were 15 Saudi Arabians, 1 Egyptian, 2 United Emirates, 1 Lebanese, but Trump and his cronies didn’t ban anyone from these countries entering the US, the reason is that trump and his crooked administration all have business interests in these countries and they put business and Oil in front of the American people safety. This ban is to show his moronic followers like you that he is keeping his campaign promises
    So before you put your stupid mouth in drive you need to get your facts straight.

  • OldDaag

    TRUMP should send most of the Guyanese back who help installed the dictators to ENJOY some of the promised good life…this way they will understand what suffocation they left the remainder living in GT to inherit….TAX, TAX and a dead economy….GT is like GHOST TOWN, expect business to go bankrupt soon due to parking meters restricting their sales and tourism to go DEAD since the airlines were handed down the VAT tax to deal with….HALL of SHAME