President bans Muslims from entering the U.S.


Trump’s signs the Travel Ban.

Will Sieracki, Reporter

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order stating that refugees from several Muslim-dominant countries including Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Somalia are barred from entering America for the next 90 days, Immediately, approved refugees, visa holders, non-US dual citizens, and even some legal residents of the US were detained, barred from getting on planes or ordered out of the country. There has been a huge amount of backlash, with Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham (R-AZ and R-SC, respectively) criticizing the President’s executive order. McCain argued that the ban will “give ISIS more propaganda” and Graham called it “a hasty process that risks harmful results.” People such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Vice President Mike Pence (R-IN) have previously said they wouldn’t support a ban on Muslims, with Pence calling it “unconstitutional.”
     Other people who oppose the order say that it violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution, the freedom of religion and the right to due process. Trump has defended it as not being a ban on Muslims specifically, but the timing of the order makes it clear that banning people of the Muslim faith was one of the President’s top priorities. Depending on the way you look at it, Trump’s executive order is either an attempt to keep American people safe, or an unconstitutional way of discriminating against a specific religion.