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Sat Jan 28, 2017, 01:20 PM

Donald Trump has broken America's promise to the world. And people are already suffering for it.


President Trumpís executive order barring nearly all refugees from entering the United States has been in effect for less than 24 hours. But it has already upended the lives of real people. Itís keeping families apart and destroying their plans to continue ó or rebuild ó their lives.

In New York, two Iraqi refugees, Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, were detained overnight at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Both of these men worked with the US military and contractors in Iraq. Their lives were threatened as a result. According to the legal complaint filed on behalf of the two men, Darweesh had his home raided by militia-affiliated police, while two of his coworkers were killed ďas soon as they arrived at workĒ; he had to move twice during his time working with the US for his safety. Alshawiís brother-in-law (who worked with Alshawi) was killed by an IED placed on a family car.

These horrible events were the direct result of helping the United States. And America turned its back on them in return. (Darweesh was released from detention Saturday afternoon, though itís not yet clear whether heíll be allowed to stay in the US.)

These men are just two examples of many that began to come into focus within a day of the orderís signing. A Syrian refugee family was scheduled to fly to Cleveland from a Turkish refugee camp on Tuesday, only to have their travel ó and their plan to rebuild their lives ó scrapped. An Iranian genomics researcher tweeted Saturday morning that she was excited to start her new job in a Boston lab, but hadnít been allowed to get on the plane.

These are just the examples we know of. We do not know the full extent to which this policy is already wrecking lives. But we do know that it will continue to do real damage.

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Sat Jan 28, 2017, 01:41 PM

2. Donald has done more to harm our veterans

in the last 7 days than the last 7 POTUS combined. He just hung our guys in the ME out dry. I've got friend over there who depends on a translator and guide to keep him and his guys safe. They are shittin bricks today. All bets are off. That guy who has had your back for the last 3 years? Yeah, Trump just pissed on him and his family. I bet he will listen the next time some jihadi tells him America hates him.

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