And that is probably why he issued what most observers agree is an ill-considered and bad executive order banning for 90 days the entry to the United States of travelers from seven countries with predominantly Muslim populations.
1* Do you favor or oppose a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here? Obama said he believes “citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake”.
Courts in several USA states were quick to overturn Trump’s order, and this is one that will likely be overturned federally in quick fashion because of its discriminatory nature. They were also more than three times as likely as Republicans to say that the United States “should continue to take in immigrants and refugees”.
Eight percent of the 206 refugees who entered the United States in the three days subsequent to the executive order, or 17 out of the 206, were Muslims.
Pressure for Trump to reverse this travel ban has mounted as large protests and rallies continue to take place throughout the United States and more widely throughout the globe. Joe Donnelly and religious leaders including Rabbi Scott Fox and Derrick Slack, youth pastor at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
Trump’s order, on the other hand, “shuts down all resettlement – including for Iraqis given priority access to resettlement due to their USA ties – for 4 months, which will have a devastating impact on the resettlement of this population”, said Acer.
The impact has been widespread and varied, with supporters of Trump applauding the move, saying that it is making the country safer. But this measure is entirely in keeping with Trump’s campaign pledge to ban Muslims under a broader effort to curb immigration.
Despite President Trump’s statement, many activists are arguing that Trump is stigmatizing all Muslims in an attempt to improve policies to prevent terrorism. It is what terrorists actually want to be done.
This is while, 26 percent said it made them feel “less safe” and 33 percent said it would not make any difference.
Congressman Andre Carson, who represents Indiana’s 7th congressional district and is the second Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress, also attended the protest at the airport. Don’t ban Muslims. Instead, invite Muslims to be your friends and neighbors.
“I think we can say for sure that admission numbers are going to be much lower this year”, Alden said. We’ve taken those questions to several immigration experts, and we’ll attempt to answer some of them here.
Conservative think-tank, The Cato Institute, said zero Americans have died from terror incidents by people from Trump’s seven Muslim-majority countries since 1975, to 2015 – although the countries of origin of the 9/11 (Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack) hijackers were left off the list.
Carson says his heart was warmed by the way the community came together to show support.
Eltahawy goes on to add that, while her mother has a green card – which provides authorisation to work and live in the USA – that an immigration attorney had warned her against leaving the country due to current uncertainties.