German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and reminded him in a phone call on Saturday of the policy of the Geneva Convention regarding refugees, according to reports.Here are some of the things a refugee is guaranteed by the convention. See if any have conflicted with what Trump did this weekend:
“The Geneva refugee convention requires the international community to take in war refugees on humanitarian grounds. All signatory states are obligated to do. The German government explained this policy in their call yesterday,” the chancellor’s spokesman, Steffen Seiberg, said in a statement.
The United States is party to the Geneva Convention, which consists of several treaties within international law that pertain to the treatment of civilians and prisoners of war during armed conflict.
The Contracting States shall apply the provisions of this Convention to refugees without discrimination as to race, religion or country of origin.
Access to Courts
A refugee shall have free access to the courts of law on the territory of all Contracting States.
These things had to be explained to Donald Trump by the leader of another country.Article 33
Prohibition of Expulsion or Return ("Refoulement")
No Contracting State shall expel or return ("refouler") a refugee in any manner whatsoever to the frontiers of territories where his life or freedom would be threatened on account of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.
He's on the wrong side of the Geneva Conventions when it comes to torture and now he's on the wrong side of the Geneva Conventions when it comes to refugees.
This is what happens when you elect a leader with absolutely no experience.