One week after an executive order caused detainments at US airports, today there was news that Nexus pass travellers
may not be able to use the passes to cross the US border. Another bad news Friday:
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"Quite frankly the Americans take away Nexus cards for very discretionary reasons at times," Todgham Cherniak said, adding that she once had a client whose card was revoked because his wife had a muffin in her purse.
But she suspects the reason for these revocations is far less trivial, saying it is likely Trump's executive order is being used to revisit the Nexus vetting process. Meaning individuals from the seven countries will need to go through the screening again or simply won't be approved.
"All this is creating a bottleneck in the system based on nationality," Todgham Cherniak said. "But you won't see much in writing that that was the reason."
This week, there was information revealed in a Virginia court that 100,000 visas had been revoked. The Trump administration through the State Department countered with a number under 60,000. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/03/politics/ ... nia-court/
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The department clarified that the higher figure used by the Justice Department lawyer included diplomatic and other visas that were exempted by the travel ban, as well as expired visas.
The revocation number was revealed Friday in a court case in Virginia involving two Yemeni brothers denied entry when they arrived at Virginia's Dulles International Airport following Trump’s Jan. 27 order. The executive action barred travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Attorneys general from several states, including Massachusetts, Washington, New York, have challenged the order.
Other news relating to the Trump name in retail: Nordstrom has announced that it will no longer be carrying Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories as part of a review of lines stocked by the store chain. http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgra ... 2781604baa
There is a #GrabYourWallet social media campaign encouraging women to boycott Trump branded merchandise, golf courses and hotels.