Indian professionals wait and watch Trump’s executive pen

21-Feb-2017 #India-US Source: India Inc
Just days after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th US President, there is much upheaval around his series of unilateral executive orders. There is yet another draft reportedly awaiting his signature, which could hit Indian professionals hard. American billionaire Donald J. Trump marked his first days in the Oval Office in characteristic style by signing some of the most controversial executive orders in history. The suspension of the US refugee programme for 120 days and a cap on 2017 numbers came alongside a ban on anyone arriving from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The instant effect was felt at airports in the US and around the world, as people were stopped from boarding US-bound flights or held when they landed in the US. A crackdown on the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare, an order to create “a contiguous, physical wall” between the US-Mexico border and an order aimed at agencies that provide abortion services were just some of his actions that triggered worldwide uproar. Thousands of demonstrators packed streets around the world to protest against these orders. Login/Sign up to View more
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