Trump’s Immigration Ban – Mr. Trump was not bluffing when he proposed a “total shutdown of Muslims” from the United States.
Making true his threats, the just sworn-in President of the United States has taken off on his first days in the oval office on a striking note. On Wednesday Trump signed an immigration ban on 7 Muslim countries of which 3 are from Africa.
These countries include:
Trump has ordered that immigrants from these countries would not be admitted into the United States until the State Department and Department of Homeland Security finalize an “extreme vetting” process.
While American chauvinists are happy with Trump’s immigration ban, several debates have erupted from the order.
The likes of Nihad Awad, the national executive director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, have expressed their reservations, citing that Trump’s immigration ban may fuel more terror in the United States.
“These [executive orders] will not make our nation safer, rather they will make it more fearful and less welcoming.”
-Nihad Awad Tweeted on Tuesday night.
For instance, the fear is that having bluntly shut out these countries which are predominantly Muslims, there will be an air of marginalization and disregard.
Still cutting across the issue of security, these countries such as Libya, Iraq, and Syria have had interferences/interventions from the United States. Sadly these countries are still war torn.
As a result, many fear that the ban seems insensitive as the past US administrations played a role in their current chaotic states.
Aside the concerns of national security, placing a ban on refugees has not gone down well with some people.
Before Obama’s final address at the UN, he had hosted the first summit ever held to address the alarming refugee issue in the world today.
In his final UN address as US president, he called on member States to be committed to accommodating refugees. He described the refugee crisis as “one of the urgent tests of our time” and “a test of our common humanity”.
Subsequently, he endorsed the admittance of 110 000 refugees for the 2017 fiscal year.
Trump’s recent orders now insinuate that of the 35, 000 slots allocated to African refugees, Somalia, Sudan and Libya may not be granted asylum in the US.
Backing up his decision, Trump says he does not want to be caught unawares by terrorists who will be disguised as refugees.
President Trump’s immigration ban is going side by side with the construction of the Mexican border walls.
The immigration ban of immigrants from Syria and these 6 other countries could be reviewed even though the chances are slim. President Trump made this intention clear and reiterated it all through his campaign days.
This campaign promise, which is seeing the light of fulfillment, is one of the scoring points that earned him massive likes and votes in the first place.
However, legal lawsuits seem to be looming around the executive order.