When working in Government, I was a Vetting Specialist Including the BAN of nationalities.
Yes that is right, working with all the Government departments (Including the MOD). The Rules were obviously a little different. Iran and other countries were not allowed to work in the company that I was Vetting for.
Now due to confidential rules, including signing a personal disclosure and personally being Vetted myself to MOD SC clearance level unfortunately I cannot go into much details regarding who and the reason for NOT allowing people work at the location that I was Vetting for.
So what can I tell you? After september the 11th attacks in the USA Security levels were heightened and there were over 50 countries that could not apply for Jobs in the location that I was at.
After receiving my MOD SC, I was offered DV clearance. However I turned it down as I very much doubt I would need to meet the PM or Senior Management at other locations.
Yes I worked on the Senior Management Team where I briefed Security issues every week. The Security Levels were kept safe and all paperwork was destroyed after our meetings.
So Back to Trump.
Today muslim travellers have reportedly been stopped from boarding flights and turned away from US border controls after President Donald Trump banned citizens from several Middle Eastern countries.
Now go back up and read what I said about other countries applying for jobs BEFORE Trump came into power in the USA
The so called “Muslim ban” came into affect after the new US president signed an executive order to prevent people from mainly Islamic countries from entering America – just days into his presidency.
Mr Trump has closed US borders to all refugees for the next four months and has put a temporary ban in place for people travelling from half a dozen countries – even if they’ve been issued visas in the past.
AGAIN Read what I said earlier. It is the same and has stayed the same. Countries were blocked from applying for roles in the UK for these exact reasons.
So if you are from certain countries then you cannot work in the UK any way.
Here is some more:
Mohammed Al Rawi took to Facebook to say her father, a Muslim, had already been subject to the ban.
She said: “My 71 year old dad is in Qatar boarding LAX flight to come visit us and and he’s being sent back to Iraq. Some US official told him that Trump canceled all visas.”
Syrian refugees have been banned from the country indefinitely.
They will face particularly stringent restrictions and were singled out as “detrimental to the interests of the United states.”
The US president has also instigated a 120-day suspension on the US refugee resettlement programme.
I guess what I am trying to say is if you can’t work in a country then why would you live there? Yes Trump may have signed a declaration exporting nationalities & Muslims, However behind the scenes this has been happening for years and years.
I remember having to email a client advising them that due to their clearance they could not get a job at the location that I worked at and advising them to either look for another roll or leave the country.