On January 27, 2017, President Donald trump issued executive order that suspended for 90 days the entry of certain aliens from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The president believes by issuing this policy, we will be able to detect foreign nationals who may commit, aid, or support acts of terrorism and prevent those individuals from entering the United States.
Trump voters say, “Instead of blaming the president, blame those who flew planes into building and mowed families down on the streets. It’s not that I do not like you because you are Muslim, I do not like you because you are making me feel unsafe. So yes I am okay with the temporary stop of travel ban.”
What about those who are left in the airports—separated from their love ones? What about the immigrants who want to change their lives to pursue happiness? Is this policy fair to them? Their dreams will crash down because the victims of the terrorist group want justice. However, this is not how to get justice by blaming millions of people for the actions of a few. If they want justice, they need to find another way to detect the foreign nationals who may commit, aid, or support acts of terrorism.
Zapotosky, M., Nakamura, D., & Hauslonher, A. (2017, March 6). Revised executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from getting new visas. Washington Post [Washington DC].