Somaliland seeks exemption from Trump's immigration ban

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Wednesday February 15, 2017 - 13:54:41 in Wararkii u danbeeyay by Jama Ahmed
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    Somaliland seeks exemption from Trump's immigration ban

    Hargeisa-Somaliland sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to request an exemption for Somaliland residents from the January 27 U.S. Executive Order restricting entry into the Uni

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Hargeisa-Somaliland sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to request an exemption for Somaliland residents from the January 27 U.S. Executive Order restricting entry into the United States by individuals from Somalia and six other nations, Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement.
President Trump’s controversial Executive Order banned seven Muslim majority countries including Somalia from entry the US.

Somaliland declared separation from Somalia on 1991 after the collapse of the military regime of Siyad Barre. Since then Somaliland maintained security but remains unrecognized internationally.


According to the Ministry, the letter explained that Somaliland is a safe from the operations of terrorism and argued that it is not part of Somalia.

The US recognizes the territorial integrity of Somali Republic and disregards Somaliland’s claims of independence.

Nevertheless, Somaliland has a constitution approved by the people in referendum and holds elections including presidential elections.

Somaliland is attempting to convince the Trump administration to exclude his #Muslimban list from Somaliland. However, the lack of recognition may pose a challenge to that even if Trump wants to do so.


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