Trump's New Policy Retains Foreigners in US
Summary: Trump implies that those who enter the United States do not "fully embrace our values of religious and personal liberty." President Trump's executive order has focused on prohibiting the entrance of foreigners into the country; however, the travel ban now impacts the status of tens of thousands of immigrants who are already living in the United states. Under the executive order, the entry of all refugees were suspended and citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen were blocked. The State Department did more than just ban entry, they are also revoking the visas, with no advance notification, of nationals from such countries, which includes those who are here studying, working, and living legally in the United States. The cancellation of visas, however, will not apply to those who are in currently in the United States. Accordingly, green card holders can be turned away at borders, for only United States citizens have the irrevocable right to enter the country.
Connection: This can be connected to the Korematsu vs. United States case in terms of being forced to relocate with an imperative need to protect from foreign loyalty, which in turn presents a racial prejudice. According to the case, Korematsu refused to evacuate from his home into an internment camp, as he argued that his habeas corpus was being violated as United States citizen. As of this ban, it is similar because both Korematsu and those who are citizens that are born other than the United States are being forced to relocate in fear of their loyalty to their precious country of living
Questions: Do you believe this ban is fair? How do you think this affects the families of those attacked by this ban? Why do you think some people agree with this order? How can you compare this to Trump's plan in building a wall?