Trump's Controversial New Order on Immigration

by clodieroy on January 29, 2017 - 8:53pm


This is a news summary based on an article called '' Trump's Executive Order on Immigration: What We Know and What We Don't '' written by Liam Stack in The New York Times, on January 29th 2017. This is a reliable source considering that it is one of the most popular and trusted journal in the United States, and they cover many political and social issues from all over the world. Their content is based on true facts and the experts they cite are well-known in their fields. 


In his article, Stack explains what are the consequences of Donald Trump's new order on immigration in the United States. Following his election, the new President has decided to ban many refugees from entering the country. In fact, he declared that Syrian refugees could not enter the United States for an indefinite period. Also, for 120 days, he stopped the acceptance of all refugees, and finally, citizens from seven major Muslim countries will not be able to enter the country for a period of 90 days. 

Even though established immigrants from Iran,Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen were able to stay in the country, scholars, visitors, green-card holders and refugees were not as lucky. In deed, they were stopped from entering the country in practically all airports. This crisis caused anger and fear from many US citizens, and many of them decided to protest to stop this from happening. There were protests in many airports, and even in front of the White House. 

The citizens were not alone to raise their voices concerning this issue, federal judges from Brooklyn, Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington also tried to stop what Trump started, saying that retaining visitors and forcing refugees to leave or enter the country was unconstitutional.  Democrats, religious groups, business leaders, immigration experts, academics also disagreed, in opposition to Republican leaders and Trump's supporters. 

Even if it is unclear how the workers in airports are following these orders; if they stop passengers from flying into the country, if they question the individuals traveling,etc, we know that many lives are affected by Trump's new order. Lastly, we don't know for how long the government has been preparing this new policy in immigration. 

Lastly, this news can be affected a regular person, because one can contact an organization or a charity in order to denunciate what is happening in the United States. In deed, an individual who does not agree with Trump's new ruling can protest it and try to make a difference in the world. 

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