Sunday, January 29, 2017

Trump Bans Muslim Immigrants – Time For Resistance

I woke up this morning to more disturbing news from the Trump administration.
Donald Trump’s executive order barred all immigration from seven majority-Muslim nations for 120 days, which the president signed Friday evening. The banned countries are Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. Note that Saudi Arabia is not this list. The majority of the 911 hijackers were Saudi’s none were from the countries that are currently banned.
Donald Trump also temporarily canceled admissions from the entire U.S. refugee program.
The Department of Homeland Security confirmed today that legal permanent residents of the US with green cards are included in the ban, and will not be allowed to reenter the country. Later, the agency said they would decide on a “case-by-case” basis. As officials raced to understand the new executive order, U.S. green card holders from Iran and the six other countries were reportedly kicked off flights, sent back to their country of origin or detained at airports.
This is not the America that I know. What has happened to our country with this madman in the white house? We cannot normalize or justify his actions or just as my neighbor asked me to give Trump a chance. WTF, give him a chance to do more harm to our country. Trump has been in office one week and has done more damage to our image than any other President during their first week in office.
The Muslim ban has sparked outrage and protests in NYC airport and other airports in the US, legal challenges, condemnations from politicians and denunciations from advocacy groups. Of course, Trump says that his executive order is not a Muslim ban and “that it’s working very nicely”. He’s living in an alternate universe.

President Trump, at the Pentagon on Friday, signed an executive order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” CreditStephen Crowley/The New York Times

“Targeting people based on their religion is wrong and unconstitutional. Shutting the doors on some of the most vulnerable people in the world—refugees seeking safety—shows a moral bankruptcy that is shocking even for Donald Trump” -
Finally, it’s up to us and the media to hold Trump accountable for his actions and to call him out on his lies. We need to take to the streets and to social media to have our voices heard. It’s time for resistance!

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