No more Muslims for the U.S.

President Donald Trump bans Muslims and other religious people from traveling to the U.S.

President Donald Trump bans Muslims and other religious people from traveling to the U.S.

Andres Hernandez, Reporter

      Over the weekend there was chaos and confusion due to the most recent travel ban in the United States.

      On Friday night, President Trump signed an executive order that will keep refugees from entering the country for 120 days. The order to keep people from moving into the United States affected countries that had a primarily Muslim population, such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.

      According to the Trump administration, the seven countries held under the travel ban were already deemed “countries of concern” in terrorism. The Trump administration also mentioned that it was the Obama administration who originally placed those seven countries on the list of concern, and limited their travel ability to and from the United States. However, Trumps order is more broad than the previous limit of travel; banning every listed foreign citizen from entering the country for three months.

     The ban held people who carried green cards and visas, which created outrage from people who claimed they had a right to travel into the United States. Most holders were either sent back to where they flew from or detained.

     Many foreign leaders were vocal about their disapproval of the executive order, such as UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

      The UK Prime Minister said, “We do not agree with this kind of approach.”

     Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, also disapproved of Trumps’ actions, going as far as to call him personally to discuss the ban.

     Many people think that the ban is inhumane but what many officials are doing is trying to find out if the ban is legal or not. It’s no secret that a President has broad power in shaping immigration policy, but many critics feel that the order is unconstitutional and discriminatory. A federal judge in New York granted an emergency stay for citizens of the countries that were included in the ban, and has ruled that the refugees can not be removed from the United States.

     It’s very likely that in the next few days more lawsuits against the executive order will follow. The White House is also considering making foreign visitors disclose every website that they use while on American soil, as well as sharing their contact list.

     Despite the outcry, President Trump has stated that he will continue to move on with his plans and defends his executive order, saying that his primary objective is to keep America safe.