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tv   Between War And The Ban  Al Jazeera  April 26, 2018 1:32am-2:02am +03

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it will not dolls but inflame the fruits of all citizens we have to keep our eyes wide open to the new risks right in front of us protests are continuing in our manias capital as the political crisis unfolds thousands of people took to the streets for the opposition leader accused the government of refusing to negotiate to transfer power there were celebrations to after the acting prime minister announced new elections. an israeli soldier has been sentenced to nine months in prison for killing a palestinian teenager in twenty fourteen nineteen new wara was shot during a lull in protests marking the day israel came into existence nigeria's president has vowed to hunt down gunmen who opened fire on a catholic church killing at least nineteen people it's happened in a remote village in benue state as self-styled religious leader in india with
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millions of followers has been sentenced to life in prison for rape. who was convicted of sexually assaulting a sixteen year old girl one of his spiritual retreats in twenty thirteen danish inventor peter madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering an dismembering a swedish journalist on his submarine came vols remains were found at sea after she interviewed manson on the vessel. those are the headlines today whether they're out for wise is coming up next thanks for. in the lead up to their historic twenty eighteen careers tommy. al-jazeera looks at life in the north. join me james byrd's for a series of special reports from north korea. here on al-jazeera. and if a man has. been
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a victim and. are members of an event like. mantle . and. lay back and look at a lot of the deaths and then dig a little. bit of. one to ten out of the ability in the village a movie but of the movie. and a little living in la was only up to most of the well betty. this is called between his two home countries. yemen a nation destroyed by war and in the midst of what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis. and the united states were donald trump's travel ban has now made it seemingly impossible to bring his family. issues i finish and. they should follow when you when you want to limit his move to us. we
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should. miss you but his family have been living in the east african nation of djibouti across the sea from yemen for almost four months. their house and been an american embassy in yemen for over three years now. with the war. that means visa applicants including american citizens like me she have had their cases assigned to foreign countries like to booty as they try to get their families away from the consulate. mathy who will lead a mission to land up another battle out of my feet. my vision in county and my vision. allows them in hot and bad in hotter havea lemon michelle how to.
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daughter eleven year old was born with cerebral palsy making it more urgent for her to get adequate medical care something that's become increasingly difficult in yemen and we're. in between matches should at least see it believe it or. the money you have about. it one can only happen if not in the bowels of. the feel unsure and mentality that. as the war escalates and as you've applied for visas for somebody to join him in the us where he works to support them and where she met can get stable medical care. they applied well before donald trump became president and introduced a travel ban. now so frightened protests marked initial chaotic rollout of the ban which stopped the entry of nationals from a number of muslim majority countries including yemen.
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released just a week after trying to cough us the order more through three versions while it was being challenged in court. so it wasn't until december that the full impact on families became clear when the supreme court allowed the third version of the band to go into effect. a month and a half later his family had their interview at the u.s. embassy here in djibouti describe what happened in the embassy here and. listen. yeah i had been so into japan-u.s. so. because she was born after she became a citizen his youngest daughter could be issued a passport but his wife and two other daughters needed visas. and the difficult time went on best fee ended about a month. and how did you feel when you got an excellent how is that now that in the hell out of the if you stay now is that enough. to let you see show me the.
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what about. one of the changes in the latest version of the travel is the inclusion of one pathway to the u.s. a waiver that can be granted on a case by case basis if applicants meet three criteria the more. men would at least this one issue. that is limited. only a well and land within the hill and here i wanted to hold it if it was funny the oven talks are fucked and they anything. and the only thing you have to have one has limited the love of all me how they had. let me have it of them are. thought that given seamus condition and the fact that he's an american citizen they
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would qualify for a waiver. with no appeals process their one hope now is the supreme court which is hearing a challenge to the travel with the decision to come in the summer. until the their lives are in limbo. in line with. the how the into little how we don't have issues in the region and then in malaysia hummock and if it. living here has cost him his savings and he's relying on family and friends to get by so now he's questioning if they can bear the weight and to booty still have to go back to yemen so now that you've been refused what's your. plan. to give them a little nervous. if you only say i don't know. if the i'm going to. do the little alan or. julian the last one. and a lot of gallia money in kenya and. the warn yemen shows no signs of
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slowing as northern rebels continue to fight with the coalition led by saudi arabia and supported by the united states. now in its fourth year the conflict has destroyed much of the country's infrastructure leading to widespread disease and famine and over twenty two million people in need of humanitarian assistance. it's this that so many yemenis are trying to escape as they try to reunite with their families in the u.s. . instead hundreds have been stranded between their two homes stuck in a foreign country. we went to meet with a group of applicants who'd been in djibouti for months many of whom had a ready received a waiver rejections under the ban. who here has u.s. citizenship. so a lot of you sorry you you have citizenship was born and raised and so you're applying for
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a whole new life. i got their fill of paper here so you know what you're going to do now. now let's listen to me and now look if in the one two minutes we'll be doing this and you know that the lead on the list is and i'm going to those to start a new list. i got most to spend tens of thousands of dollars waiting in djibouti where there's a high cost of living spending fortunes and borrowing fortunes and in the end. if you refuse to. raise the hope and i said if you know them over the next ten years you know i'll do that now that i got in the document i was here but i you know you got to see if you can just get out if you're out there going to be i don't know. that's the question facing everyone here as they grapple with how to keep their families united and figure out where their home is no where and you know how is
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this affecting your your families torn in broken down emotions you know will we come here and signs of hope and then they just tear that apart. the moment fists day was lifted all of these people received these a denial with a notice that they were also denied a waiver. is an attorney with the center for constitutional rights which has been working with yemeni american business applications who have received waiver rejections for their relatives she says there's been little transparency from the administration about how waivers are actually granted so how does one apply for visas where there isn't a formal application process there isn't a real template available there isn't a form by vailable you just go with the very thin language that's in the proclamation and you try to argue that you meet that criteria that you would be subjected to and you hardship if you're denied that it would be in the national interests let you win and that you don't pose a threat to national security but
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a. it's a bit of a shadow boxing exercise because you don't really know what it is you need to show to meet that criteria you don't know if you're going to leave or many of the families we met didn't even know that there was a waiver in the largely because they began their application process years ago are you aware of what the waiver process was. or people who had gone to their interview process and filed all the documents while before it was ever such a thing as a waiver so they didn't even make a case for and you hardship on what basis where they've being denied it's like you're getting a rejection for something you didn't even ask for and that seems particularly you know fast that you know your application for waivers and tonight and i'm you know you've never even applied for one of these are u.s. citizens and u.s. lawful permanent residents who have a right to be in it with their families. one
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of the couples we met in djibouti has been trying to start a life in the u.s. for nearly three years i. hear yeah sure thanks for saying us and make some home i'm concerned them a man has to reach your muhammad first moved to new york in his early twenty's when he went back to yemen a few years later he analyses or got married and they had their daughter. the war broke out when she was still a toddler. a clue i will be the one to be the one that it will be the what if you know what i'm going to get with a hand stuck on. us well that's a tough political field out of a listener that has that has a. little bit of that has to feel that he has definitely a lot of help was a little bit about the play out of that if i don't. play out i don't know if i could. mohammed became a citizen when he went back to the u.s.
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where he was working and most of his family lives and started planning for a seasonal nao to join him. playstyle used to offer the house furniture for the house and this is tell you claimed you in the found. when they got to djibouti five year old the mayor was given a visa but her mother was still waiting for a decision. because from the embassy monday focusing. on this time to the embassy to morrow she'd like to know what those lives were going to be the moment when the same case say number so they know that you might go to be there were so i don't usually get my was rejected. but as this is interview took place before the ban went into effect and it was unclear to her that she had to make a case for a waiver. i know because a lot of them had the i don't know on the matter who i walk across flotilla i'll show them or. i got out of time.
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will tell us that. we won't be granted in your case take into account the provisions of the culture marriage. they give you any other reason that explains why it was silent but if you know if you've asked for advice and just question you they even give you information from them and. the family needs to make a decision about their future within days because muhammad in their daughter has to go to the u.s. while she still has a visa. but then the question is where will i go. for the house and a hospital that stuck out of hat that had would have thought that the path that that fish. and bill had in the happy feet. and i said it to the.
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candidate. for the hand of my house i don't stop. it how do you have that in the west and am less sure. about that a lot of a lot. of the. house. for one. shot the separation facing mahomedan as he's shared by too many families their lives on pause as they wait for the supreme court to decide. some in djibouti others having returned to yemen. and their relatives in the u.s. waiting hoping they can be together soon. before the war yemeni americans were able to travel relatively easily between their two home countries. that's the case for abdul forgave he works in the u.s.
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for an a.t.m. company to support his family. we went to meet him at his apartment just outside new york city home to generations of yemeni americans saw a wave of flood immigrants they came from our area and human abdul's family's roots in the u.s. go back almost a century i'm a fourth generation fourth generation in the country my father was grandfather. from his mother's side the city's my father was a citizen all my uncles are citizens abdu had hoped his children would continue that line to. she was twenty one years old amanda seventeen when i was nine and this is my wife. and your other son so nineteen years old obama is not in this for he first applied for visas. for his wife and four children
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in two thousand and fifteen just after the war began it marked the beginning of their first long separation which lasted almost three years well it's me being here supporting them one. source of income to me i want to live and that was the logic for me to come but the motion i knew was that was a lot of that time. the next time he would see them would be in djibouti when they left yemen and traveled there for their visa interview with an interview together was in january twenty ninth and then the interview the lower one he was a little bit of for citizenship if you get it is that most of the he was rejected. it's difficult to reconcile obtuse family's history in america with the fact that his own children are now banned from coming here that wasn't that america that we thought that we dreamed to live them to come to or. like to have
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settled here personal lives. from the day we met abdul the rest of his family had just left to booty it was too expensive to stay there so they went to jordan where the wait for the supreme court's decision is going to be a life changing decision that said that. when you are living there you feel lonely but you still have the whole that they are going to come and was just going to be a normal process for to bring them since it's guess that tata done. with the band. and you feel even lonelier than the four. kids are the other side of the globe. that it's as it's very. very very hard and. tough.
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the for the weight for families is costing them both emotionally and financially. as they try to cope with the uncertainty of what their future is. with that island neighborhood of simeonoff emission by the number of the knot in the middle our lives are. that amount of money but many of. the families we met during our reporting like najib and his family seemed like they met the criteria for a waiver under the. one of the things that where really sort of scratching our heads about is this sort of and you are an arm and how we can show that many of the people as you can imagine leaving countries like yemen would suffer and you
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hardship if they're not able to rejoin their families in the u.s. yet there hasn't been any kind of instruction or clarification by the administration as to what standard you would need to show to me that and you hardship requirement. the families we met also seems like they meet the criteria particularly because they're american citizens and in this case his daughter she met needs critical medical care both of which are listed as qualifications to be considered for a waiver. so who's deciding who gets a waiver the u.s. government official position is that it's a consular officers discretionary decision but if you put yourself in a position of a consular officer and you're sort of told the rhetoric around at the administration is over sort of an overall ban these people from these countries are essentially undesirable we're going to have a much harder look to decide whether or not someone should be eligible for a waiver. according to state department to some to congress in the months
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after the ban went into effect eight thousand four hundred applications from the targeted countries reprocessed. but only two waivers were approved. the state department later told us that four hundred sixty waivers for granted in a period of four months but they refused to say out of how many obligations. by claiming that there is a robust waiver process through which you can seek a waiver it sort of takes. way some of the harm. a bit more fashion or coating what is an outright ban and not sugarcoating disappears if you ask him look at what's happening on the ground over the river processes only there and not in. the state department declined our request to interview officials at the us embassy in to tea or in washington. but while they were in djibouti we managed to catch
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then secretary of state rex tillerson on a tour of five african nations it was just a few days before trumpet fire him yemen war is right next door many yemeni americans are unable to bring their children or spouses to the u.s. nearly all of them are being rejected because of the presidential proclamation what would you say to these american citizens that are being separated from their families the president has put policies in place that are designed to ensure that people coming are fully vetted it is somewhat chaotic we've all witnessed the kinds of attacks that have taken place both in europe we've had attacks in the united states as well the president feels a deep responsibility to do everything he can to prevent those and so he processes have been put in place the do slow processing of people's applications to come to the united states we're going to follow those procedures closely and we hope that
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people will be facia with us while we work through that. one hundred eleven if i did johnny on live it's above she must have been there and then i'm the only one. has said from phoenix back and walk into one of them to pass . on his vows of love us. within ten days of leaving to go to we've heard that many of the families we've met there have left. most of them within. the conflicts. we met up with muhammad than his daughter on a and brooklyn where they're now living with the rest of his family. and on camera. which.
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they decided the times he's a would go to a tournament or how much older brother lives while they wait to see what the supreme court decides. and if want to have a no want even if you're. not going to get the what of course you have the highest explain to him cohen in. their hope is that a mayor can get her passport or green card soon so she can join her mother in jordan while mohammad works in new york but it still means her family will be separated. sleeve a little bit time with her mother at a time when her dad has not confirmed that with filing for snowing. before must find her mother three four months will have father tests going to relate to persons . who want to go to the finish.
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actually. i love this country that's like mcconnachie i love it and i'm left to it . and that's one of this why don't i need to plan it inside my my daughter like to love this country. but if she tell you is my mother leg now she going to go one day is like was what happened that time when about time. america took away your mom from you she needs a mother because everybody have kids where so we know you know how it is that we know different with me all the same same feeling seeing everything. so feeling right now rep. michele led me on a. template
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can become better from an online chat from this. can and yemen and not get to heaven how did that that does not come but it lets me. and it should then be and then not much then you've sort of went and showed up. for. the decision to leave djibouti happens quickly. and mirjam in what can and how to the what you know that's what i mean that's what you know that's what. this fellow who says for the judy. with treatment unavailable for shame and too good to miss you told us he didn't know what to do but go back to yemen where he sent us these messages. well. how did she mother it was that with the oem feed the house and then feed. that. you
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have yemen. you have. the last batch you hear a. lot of issues that we had on the war all he can do now is hope that the country he once called home will let him do so again. it's a long way going for you as an american had to. rewind returns with a new series of care bring your people back to life or i'm sorry i'm brian new updates on the best of al-jazeera documentaries there has been a number of reforms put in price since the program was filmed rewind continues with massive darkness we were following orders we sing young people to fight these wars put them in the most complex situations you can imagine and have
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