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‘Honor Killings’ Nod in Travel Ban Further Inflames Critics

  • ACLU says the provision is evidence of discriminatory intent
  • Directive requires government to publish list every 180 days
U.S. President Donald J. Trump, right, salutes as he disembarks Marine One at the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2017.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump, right, salutes as he disembarks Marine One at the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2017.

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The words jump out in the travel ban issued by President Donald Trump: “honor killings.”

Like Trump’s initial order, which was blocked by federal courts, the one issued March 6 says the government will start publishing data about violence against women by foreign nationals in the U.S., including so-called honor killings. It is a term often used to characterize murders committed by relatives who believe the victims have disgraced them.