Trump’s travel ban sees surge in migrants sending money back to their home countries


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Varied migrant families choose to send their wages back to the quick

The policy yesterday faced another defeat after a US court espoused a decision blocking the revised ban on people from six mainly muslim boonies.

In the revised executive order, the 90-day ban was to apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. 

And it also commanded for a 120-day ban on all refugees, although removed previous references to conscientious minorities.

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Remittance to several Latin American nations has surged

While the bill has not been absorbed into law as of yet, the repercussions of the supervision order have been felt by minority groups across the US.

One pernickety effect of the bill has been a surge in family remittances to several Latin American hinterlands – with more than £55billion being sent national in 2016.

The increase during the first quarter of 2017 has been especially distinctive in remittances to Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala – which be struck by all registered increases of between 10 and 15 per cent over the in any event period of the previous year. 

While in Mexico, the year began with typically figures but by March, the country saw a surge of 15.1 per cent.

And many are store this rise down to the “Trump effect” as immigrants fear the removals of undocumented migrants or the imposition of fees – such as those which Donald Trump has exacted will build his Mexico border wall.

María del Carmen Aceña, of the Guatemalan National Remunerative Research Center (CIEN) said: ”There is no doubt that migrants are afraid of what may happen and so they send more money.”

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