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'Three Jordanians denied entry to US'

By Khetam Malkawi - Jan 30,2017 - Last updated at Jan 30,2017

AMMAN — A Jordanian citizen was reportedly denied entry into the US on Sunday and sent back to Jordan, although the Kingdom is not on the list of countries whose citizens are no longer welcome in the US under a presidential executive order, US news reports said.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, the man, who holds a Jordanian passport and was born in Syria, was denied entry through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

The Sun-Times said the passenger, who holds a valid US visa, was visiting the US for the first time to visit his brother, who is a US citizen.

Commenting on the report, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sabah Al Rafie said three Jordanian citizens have been recently denied entry into the US. 

She noted that the ministry, through the embassy in Washington and with the US embassy in Amman, is following up on the issue.

However, Rafie told The Jordan Times the three were not allowed to enter the US due to visa issues, stressing that the incidents are “not connected in any way” to the executive order signed on Friday by US President Donald Trump banning the entry of citizens from seven Muslim countries, including Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

Hundreds of Jordanians have entered the US since the order, the spokesperson added.

Trump’s executive order also suspends the arrival of refugees for at least three months.

HH Prince Zeid, the UN human rights chief, on Monday said the move is discrimination based on nationality. 

“Discrimination on nationality alone is forbidden under human rights law,” Prince Zeid said on Twitter, adding that “the US ban is also mean-spirited and wastes resources needed for proper counterterrorism”.

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I have been married to Issa Mohammad E'Layan AlShar'since February 27, 2013. My husband states that that the country of Jordan is Not a safe place to live, and refuses to allow me to travel to Jordan to live as his wife. My husband also states that the country of Jordan is poor economically and it is difficult to live there in Jordan. My husband works for the Ministry of Tourism in the Aljoun Castle in the information center. If My husband feels that it is not safe for his American wife to enter Jordan, what is the problem with a Jordanian not being able to enter the United States of America? Thank You Wanda Wright AlShar'

WHATHEVER NONSENSE THAT IS GOING ON IS INHUMAN, DISGRACEFUL AND HAS DONE A NON REPAIRABLE DAMAGE TO OUR CORE PRINCIPLE AND FLATTENED OUR REPUTATION AND STANDING IN THE WORLD TODAY. WHILE THIS TYPE OF POLICY IS INHUMAN, IT MAY NOT BE ILLEGAL BUT WHAT IS TERRIFYING AND VERY VERY BAD IS HOW THIS WAS ENACTED AND ROLLED OUT. I AM ASHAMED OF MY COUNTRY. THANKS TO HH PRINCE ZEID, THE UN HUMAN RIGHT CHIEF FOR HIS CONDEMNATION OF THIS GROSS VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS THAT CREATED CHAOS AND ANARCHY ON OUR BOARDERS BUT IF I MAY ASK THE UN RIGHTS CHIEF IF HE KNOWS HOW THE NON JORDANIAN MEN MARRIED TO JORDANIAN WOMEN ARE TREATED IN JORDAN. DOES HE KNOW THAT THOSE OF US ( US CITIZENS ) MARRIED TO JORDANIAN WOMEN FOR OVER 25 YEARS, LIVE IN JORDAN, OWN PROPERTY IN JORDAN CAN NOT EVEN DRIVE OUR CARS, MUST REPORT TO THE POLICE WITH MEDICAL CHECKS, HAVE NO RIGHTS, CAN NOT BE COVERED UNDER OUR WIFE'S HEALTH INSURANCE AND BY THE WAY OUR CHILDREN ALSO HAVE NO RIGHTS EVENTHOUGH SOME OF OUR WIFES WORKED FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF JORDAN. THIS IS EQUALLY VERY BAD AND INHUMAN. THIS URGLY ACTIONS OF TRUMPISM HAS OPENED CANS OF WORMS THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED AND THE BALL IS NOW IN THE PRINCE'S HAND AS WHAT IS MENT TO BE THE HIGHEST POLICE MAN OF HUMAN RIGHTS. CHARITY MUST AND SHOULD BEGIN AT HOME SO WE MUST ALL CLEAN OUR ' YOU NAME IT ' . THE WORLD CAN NOT SURVIVE WITH THESE POLICIES OF MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN.

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