NPR: Three Ways Trump’s Travel Ban Could Affect Humanitarian Aid Workers

NPR: Three Ways Trump’s Travel Ban Could Affect Humanitarian Aid Workers

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2/1/17

President Trump’s recent executive order on travel and immigration will impact the work of humanitarian aid organizations, according to NPR. Nick Osborne, CARE’s vice president of international programs, said there’s a lot of ambiguity on how people – U.S. citizens or otherwise - can travel to and from the seven banned countries. As a result, CARE has placed immediate travel restrictions on their employees. For example, U.S.-based employees from the seven nations are not being authorized to leave the country at this time. Osborne told the Los Angeles Times those staffers “potentially could face trouble coming back into the U.S.” and “we don’t want to take the risk of them facing trouble.” Read the NPR story here and the LA Times story here

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