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TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY:

 

IMMIGRATION BAN
 
LESSON PLAN
 
TRUMP and THE IMMIGRANTS
 
VIDEOS
 

 



(Created on 31/01/2017)

 


THE BAN: Der Spiegel - 4 February 2017

  • US Will Add 15,000 Temporary Work Visas - Text + Audio - 18 July 2017
    "The Department of Homeland Security is adding 15,000 temporary worker visas to help businesses that have struggled to hire enough employees."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • US Denies Visas for Gambian, Afghan Robotics Teams - Text + Audio - 5 July 2017
    "The United States has denied visas to a team of Gambian students to attend a major international robotics competition.
    A few days ago, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan also denied visas for an all-girls robotics team."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Trump Defends Travel Ban Despite Protests, Legal Action - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 30 January 2017
    "President Donald Trump is defending his executive order that bans people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
    The order puts a 90-day entry ban on people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen.
    It also prevents refugees from entering the country for 120 days.
    "
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • US Has a Long History of Restricting Immigrants - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 January 2017
    "Trump’s government is not the first administration to restrict immigration, including on the basis of national origin."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Trump Defends Travel Ban Despite Protests, Legal Action - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 30 January 2017
    "President Donald Trump is defending his executive order that bans people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
    The order puts a 90-day entry ban on people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen.
    It also prevents refugees from entering the country for 120 days.
    "
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • US Has a Long History of Restricting Immigrants - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 January 2017
    "Trump’s government is not the first administration to restrict immigration, including on the basis of national origin."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Six other times the US has banned immigrants - 29 January 2017
    "Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' is not the first time specific groups or nationalities have been blocked from the US."

    (aljazeera.com)

 

LESSON PLAN:



TRUMP and THE IMMIGRANTS:

  • Judge Bars Enforcement of Trump’s Asylum Ban - Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 November 2018
    "A U.S. federal judge stopped a presidential order that would have blocked immigrants from seeking asylum if they entered the United States illegally."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • US migrant caravan: Trump's asylum ban halted by judge - 20 November 2018
    "A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Trump to deny the possibility of asylum to migrants crossing the southern border illegally...
    The US temporarily closed the San Ysidro border point, its busiest crossing with Mexico, on Monday to install new movable wire-topped barriers."
    + Video: Trump and the facts about the migrant caravan

    + What is the migrant caravan?
    + A river of people: The caravan in pictures
    + Fake news follows migrant caravan

    (BBC)

  • JUDGE SLAPS DOWN ASYLUM BAN - 20 November 2018
    "A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.
    The order was a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights in San Francisco.
    President Donald Trump imposed the ban this month, claiming caravans of migrants traveling toward the U.S. threatened national security."

    [AP]

  • TRUMP PULLS BACK BORDER TROOPS - with a video and pictures - 19 November 2018
    "Thousands of Army troops Trump sent to the border ahead of the midterms will reportedly be leaving now that the elections are over."

    [HuffPost]

  • Caravan migrants reach United States border - 14 November 2018
    "More than three hundred people from the Central American migrant caravan have reached to US-Mexico border.
    The original group, comprising 5,000 members, left Honduras a month ago, but has since splintered.
    President Trump recently signed an order denying asylum to migrants who cross the US border illegally.

    (BBC)



  • Migrant caravan: Hundreds reach Tijuana on US border - with pictures and videos - 14 November 2018
    "Hundreds of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana...
    The group of 400, who include LGBTQ migrants, broke away from the larger caravan of 5,000 people in Mexico City."
    + Video: The first members of the migrant caravan have reached the US-Mexico border

    + Video: Caravan migrants illegally cross into Mexico
    (BBC)

  • Trump to Deny Asylum to Migrants Entering US Illegally - Text + Audio + Pictures - 9 November 2018
    "U.S. President Donald Trump released a presidential proclamation Friday.
    In it, he said that the large group of migrants now traveling through Mexico toward the U.S. must seek entry legally or be denied the possibility of asylum."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • In pictures: Migrant caravan rests in Mexico City - 7 November 2018
    (BBC)

  • PENTAGON RENAMES BORDER DEPLOYMENT - with a video - 7 November 2018
    "The Trump administration and Defense Department had been accused of using the deployment of thousands of troops as a political ploy.
    The Pentagon announced that the deployment of more than 7,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border would no longer be known as “Operation Faithful Patriot.”
    It will now be known by the far less preposterous “border support.”

    [HuffPost]

  • Trump Considers Executive Order to End Birthright Citizenship - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 October 2018
    "President Donald Trump says he wants to end to the constitutional right of citizenship for babies born in the United States to non-U.S. citizens.
    Trump made the comments on the television program “Axios on HBO.” They come a week before general elections, also called mid-term elections."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • TRUMP: WE’LL DENY ASYLUM TO ILLEGAL MIGRANTS
    "President Donald Trump said his administration is finalizing a plan to deny asylum to migrants who cross into the U.S. illegally
    — a move sure to draw legal challenges if he follows through.
    The president also said he told the armed troops he deployed to the border they could open fire if migrants throw rocks at them."

    [HuffPost

  • Trump wants to end birthright citizenship in the U.S. - 30 October 2018
    "President Donald Trump says he wants to order the end of birthright citizenship, the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States"

    (YouTube)


  • TRUMP: MIGRANTS WILL GO INTO ‘TENT CITIES’ - 29 October 2018
    "President Donald Trump said he planned to put people from the migrant caravan who apply for asylum into new “tent cities” that would be “all over the place.”
    Speaking to Fox News, he said: “We’re catching; we’re not releasing. If they apply for asylum, we’re going to hold them until such time as their trial takes place.”

    [HuffPost]

 

 

VIDEOS:

  • Donald Trump Does Dramatic Reading Of ‘The Snake’ | MSNBC
    "At a campaign stop in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump uses a dramatic reading of Al Wilson’s 1968 song to warn of the dangers of taking in refugees from Syria. “The Snake” tells the story of a trusting woman who invites a snake into her home and saves it from the cold, but is later tricked and bitten by it."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Immigrant voices make democracy stronger | Sayu Bhojwani - 25 October 2016
    "In politics, representation matters — and that's why we should elect leaders who reflect their country's diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, the immigration scholar reveals how her love and dedication to her country turned into a driving force for political change. "We have fought to be here," she says, calling immigrant voices to action. "It's our country, too."

    (YouTube)

     

 

 

 

  • Reaction to Trump's Travel Ban - VIDEO - 30 January 2017
    "President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring the entry of U.S. visa holders and others from seven Muslim-majority countries.
    The White House defends its order as federal judges intervene and protests continue in cities and airports across America."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)