About 900 employees of the US State Department has signed an internal Memorandum, which criticized the decree of the President of Donald trump, prohibiting entry into the United States immigrants from seven countries with a predominantly Muslim population and to refugees. On Tuesday, January 31, reported Reuters citing a source familiar with the document.
A senior state Department spokesman confirmed that the Memorandum was transmitted to the leadership.
January 30, White house spokesman Sean Spicer said that he knows about the document, but warned the Agency’s employees — they have to “put up or quit.”
According to the website of the US state Department, it employs about 69 thousand employees.
Earlier on 31 January Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that the Islamic Republic is to stop issuing entry visas to Americans in response to the decree of the trump. In addition, Tehran will create a special Commission to develop further actions in connection with the position of Washington on the immigration issue.
On Monday it became known that in connection with the decree trump the rules about immigration the American Embassy in Russia changed the procedure for issuing visas to Russians. Now if re-treatment will need to be interviewed. Exceptions are made for diplomats, citizens under the age of 14 or over 79, as well as for those who since the expiry of previous permission to enter the same category less than 12 months.
On January 27 the President of the United States Donald trump has signed a decree banning entry to the country to citizens of seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and the Sudan. In addition, 120 days suspended accepting Syrian refugees.
The document has caused ambiguous reaction not only in the US but around the world. Members of the Senate from the Democratic party stated its intention to propose for discussion a bill that would cancel the document. Attorneys General of 15 U.S. States called the decision of the head of state illegal.