When there are talks related to radical rules or the extremist mentality, the name of Donald Trump isn’t too far. It doesn’t amaze us now that he has been the spine behind the executive order to block all refugees from entering the United States for a minimum period of four months. The order doesn’t restrict itself to just refugees as it also halts immigration for 90 days from seven predominately Muslim countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—while the government reviews its vetting procedures. Trump seemed too bold during the signing procedure at the Pentagon while quoting, “We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people.”
The American Civil Liberties Union wasn’t too impressed with this decision and condemned the order by calling it a euphemism for discrimination against the Muslim community. They weren’t short in bringing a challenge on behalf of two Iraqis detained at John F. Kennedy airport in New York. U.S. federal judges in Boston and New York,however,ruled that authorities have no right to deport citizens who had already arrived in the U.S. with valid visas or who were in transit of the seven majority-Muslim countries.
Northeastern University’s Law professor Rachel Rosenbloom, an immigration policy expert weighed in on Trump’s plan to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the United States and its potential effects on refugees worldwide. The White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus was quick to respond that people from the affected countries holding green cards won’t be prevented from returning to the U.S., adding a layer of confusion to Trump’s executive order. Rachael opined, “The policies that President Trump has just announced will go down in the history books as a moral failing of the same magnitude.”