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The Muslim Ban In Full Effect

President Trump's Muslim Ban is in full effect, we take a look at the chaos which ensued

Muslim Ban

On Friday 27th January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States aka The Muslim Ban. The order stops incoming travel from several predominantly Muslim countries, currently: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen,  regardless of the visa status or permanent residency of the people traveling. 

So far 100-200 people have been detained in US airports causing a surge in protests all over the US centering around its airports. The order has received its first lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of two Iraqis, who were detained at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Hundreds of families have been affected by the order, due to their loved ones being blocked from entering the country, it is unsure how many other lawsuits have been filed against the executive order.

People have protested on foot at airports as well as on social media including several high-profile public figures. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, and CEO of Facebook, wrote on how we should focus on aiding refugees.

Reed Hasting, CEO of Netflix, stated sthat the ban was un-American how it hurt his employees around the world.

Many other companies and figures tweeted their distaste for the ban on Muslims.

Many travellers who have been denied entry have either been detained or sent back to the destination they departed from, regardless if that country was their home or not.