Friday, February 3, 2017

Trump's order to ban Muslim visitors sparks wave of protests and confusion

   
   Link:https: //newsela.com/articles/travel-ban-refugees/id/26345/

  Summary: Last Saturday, President Trump issued a surprising executive order. An executive order is put in place by a president and has the effect of a national law. Trump's order blocked people from seven Muslim nations from coming to the United States. It blocked people with passports from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Iraq and more. Those against the executive order moved rapidly to fight it. Protesters rallied to fight the ban. protesters chanted “Let them in!” and “Love, not hate, makes America great.” 

Connection: This is connected to what we learned when immigrants built this country in how it is right now. It's against the american value to have people like this in our country. 

Questions: Do you think this makes us more stronger or weaker to our country? Do you believe that they only doing this to Muslim people or they going to do it to Mexicans to? Is this fair that they separating families?

10 comments:

  1. I think that this does make us weaker as a country. If the whole country (or a majority) is in agreement then it makes us stronger because we are not fighting with ourselves. The only way that we can be a strong country is if we are all on the same page.

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  2. I think this decision made many of us stronger as a country. While the actual ban itself is not good, it also resulted in thousands, millions of people coming together in protest of the ban. Many of us are coming together to show that we don't want our country to be like this. I really do not hope they add more countries to the list because countless families have been separated for who know how long at this point.

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  3. This decision has ha the opposite effect that Trump wanted because it has strengthened our nation ten times more. People are now more sympathetic to Muslim and taking more action to emphasize the fact that America is composed of immigrants. This obviously is not fair and is almost like the Japanese internement period when all Japanese were held in camps mainly because of the racial stereotyping.

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  4. Trump will probably try to ban Mexican visitors too but, the executive order he gave out was not thought through at all and he just released it to the public without having much of a second thought of what might happen. Now people who went to travel can't come back in and it's not fair since most of these people who travel out of country have families to provide back here.

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  5. This decision makes our country weaker because it affects everyone in one way or another. I believe Trump will try to do this to every race because this country is starting to be a racist country. It's not fair that people are getting separated from their families.

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  6. This definitely makes our country weaker, and it is not fair to anyone. It affects everyone no matter what race in some way, and in doing this to one group of immigrants, Trump is making others fear for themselves as well.

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  7. This shows weakness in our country because everyone is suppose to be treated equally, but not even Trump the President is following this concept. It would not be right to separate families.

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  8. This executive order does make our country look weaker, but it also shows that Trump is just abusing his power. His reasoning for this executive order is racist and unjustified. With the way that Trump is abusing his power, I think it's very possible that he will do the same to other countries.

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  9. I dont think it is fair that they are separating families. I think this makes our country weaker and less diverse. I believe he is starting with muslims and will soon start to ban other races. He is already trying to build a wall to ban mexicans and wants to deport all immigrants.

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  10. I think that our country's unity is getting stronger because we don't want anyone feeling different and left out just because they are a different race. I think that sooner or later, Trump will start to target non-whites because he doesn't want any terrorists attacking the US. I do not thank it's fair because families should belong together especially the parents of young children.

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