News Exercise #174


Notice how one reporter refers to “President Obama” (2:42) and simply “Trump” (2:57).

1. What, according to the Washington reporter, is the goal of the many meetings and phone calls?
2. The latest immigration restriction bans which groups of people, and for how long?
3. What specific incident was cited as justification for banning people from certain countries?
4. Why is the reporter saying that Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt being left off the ban list is surprising?
5. What reasons do the people shown have for disagreeing with his allowing only Christians from Syria to enter the US?

Answers:
1. What, according to the Washington reporter, is the goal of the many meetings and phone calls?
He said that the Trump administration is trying to reset America’s place in the world.
2. The latest immigration restriction bans which groups of people, and for how long?
Trump suspended almost all refugee admissions for four months, and banned some Syrian refugees indefinitely.
3. What specific incident was cited as justification for banning people from certain countries?
The 9/11 attacks.
4. Why is the reporter saying that Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt being left off the ban list is surprising?
Because 14 of the 9/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia, and also that those three countries are ones where the Trump Organisation does business.
5. What reasons do the people shown have for disagreeing with his allowing only Christians from Syria to enter the US?
They say that the US doesn’t discriminate based on religion; it is unconstitutional, un-American and unjust.

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