April 13, 2024

Almost three years on, Trump’s travel ban has hit North Korean refugees hard

The Trump administration's "extreme vetting" has made it difficult for escapees seeking a new life in the U.S.

Barely a week into his presidency, officials huddled by his side, Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769 into law. The bureaucratic title sounds harmless enough, but many Americans quickly learned to call it by another name: the Muslim ban.

The law soon sparked protests from JFK to LAX, and led critics to howl that it “legitimized bigotry” against foreigners in general and Muslims in particular. 

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