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De Blasio: NYC Received No Guidance on Travel Ban From Feds

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By    |   Sunday, 29 Jan 2017 12:07 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio complained Sunday neither he nor officials running New York's airports got any "guidance" on President Donald Trump's travel ban. 

In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," de Blasio blasted Friday's executive order as lacking any "criteria" for the ban on travelers from seven countries linked to terrorism.

"There was no guidance," the big-city liberal mayor said of implementation of the ban. "And obviously, there was not clear guidance to federal officials around the country. That's why there is so much confusion here."

"This is a city with 800,000 people who are permanent residents of the United States of America. This sends a horrible message to them that for no reason whatsoever they could be detained or sent back to their home country, even though they are now part of the life of the United States."

And though the ban targets travelers from Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Iran, their inclusion came with no criteria whatsoever."

"Again, someone may be already a permanent resident of the U.S., they may have served in the military, it doesn't matter," he said. "According to this executive order, they could be detained, sent back, for no reason, no clear specific reason."

"And on top of that, look at the wording of this executive order on religion. This should be chilling to anyone in this country who cares about religious liberty."

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