The Trump administration could begin enforcing elements of its travel ban in Georgia and across the nation as early as Thursday, but many questions remain unanswered about how it will be done.
That murkiness is alarming refugee and immigrant rights advocates, who are calling on the government to clarify how it will implement the directive. In a statement released Wednesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center and several other advocacy groups said the Trump administration should “provide guidance to protect the rights of immigrants and travelers to the United States, and to limit the inevitable confusion and chaos that will arise out of implementation” of the executive order.
The partial travel ban could carry significant consequences for Georgia, a rapidly diversifying state with the world’s busiest airport. Nearly a tenth of Georgia’s population is foreign-born and several thousand refugees from around the world are resettled in the state each year.
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