President Trump’s Immigration Ban: Right or Wrong?

President Trump’s immigration ban causes riots and protests across the U.S.

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Journey Stokes, Staff Writer

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to ban Muslim/Islamic people from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling to the U.S. This is only supposed to be a 90 day ban. He is also suspending the refugee program for 120 days.

Preseident Trump even said that the entry of Syrian refugees or citizens of the seven predominantly Muslim countries is “detrimental to the interests of the United States.” President Trump and his team said this ban would only affect “109 out of 325,000 people.” Those 109 people were already in transit. 409 people with visas were denied access to in-bound flights to the United States. This is causing outrage and protests at many airports.

Most people believe that the ban is a race or religion issue. A protester said that two of his cousins were denied from a flight; one is a green card holder, and the other is a citizen. This issue and many others like it are causing public uproar. There are videos and pictures around the internet that show Islamic people doing social experiments to see what type of reaction they get. Some of them have been good and others bad.

I have met people who think that President Trump is trying to protect our country from potential terrorists, but even that causes outrage. People think that President Trump is saying that just because people are Muslim, they are terrorists. Is that really the case? I think that President Trump is trying to protect us and even taking extra measures to make sure the United States is safe, but I also agree that some people are being treated unfairly.