Green party demands travel ban for Trump to Germany
Source: The Local
Germany’s Green party has suggested drastic consequences for the US President after he ordered a temporary travel block for refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Donald Trump’s executive order issued on Friday suspends all refugee admissions into the United States for 120 days, bars all Syrians indefinitely, and blocks citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries for 90 days – including dual citizens.
This impacts tens of thousands of German citizens who also hold, for example, Iranian passports – Iranian citizens cannot revoke their citizenship. The Green party told financial newspaper Handelsblatt that this would also impact the party’s vice chief of the German-American parliamentary group, Omid Nouripour, who holds both German and Iranian passports.
“If the USA does not immediately rescind this insane travel block for representative Omid Nouripour and other German citizens, then we should block Donald Trump’s trip to the G20 summit in Hamburg. It is not possible to have serious discussions under these circumstances,” Green party parliamentary spokesman Dieter Janecek told Handelsblatt at the weekend.