Trump's Travel Ban Analysis

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Prepared by Tran Cong Hoan
HOW TRUMP LIMITED IMMIGRATION TO THE US?
Trump enacted an executive order called
“Protecting the Nation from Foreign
Terrorist Entry into the United States”. It took immediate effect to bar admission to the U.S.
of all non-American people with non-immigrant or immigrant visas from seven countries Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - for 90 days. It also limited entry to all
refugees from anywhere in the world for 120 days and placed an indefinite ban on refugees
from Syria.
People considered Trump’s immigration order as a ban on people of the Muslim faith.
Trump, on the other hand, disagreed it. While the White House faced protest from politicians
on both sides of the aisle, the White House stated the executive order is a vital action toward
strengthening America’s borders. U.S. Federal District Judge James Robart issued a
restraining order on Friday to immediately halt Trump’s executive order nationwide,
allowing travel to proceed as it did before the executive order was enacted. The Trump
administration argued that the president is acting within his authority.
Soon afterwards, Trump signed the new executive order entitled, "Protecting the
Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.". Immigration was suspended
from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen for 90 days following the order's
implementation, but Iraq was removed from the list. Representatives from the State Court of
Hawaii said that the travel ban discriminates against Muslims and it will negatively impact
the state's tourism industry. But the U.S. government has argued that the travel ban is within
its aims because it aids in the country's national security.
Trump’s second travel ban was still being largely blocked by the courts after the latest
decision was made on Monday, June 12th. The Supreme Court said that would allow parts of
Trump's travel ban to go into effect and that it would hear arguments in the case in October.
The Supreme Court allowed implementation of the temporary ban on entry into the U.S. of
citizens of six Islamic nations, with an exception for people who have what the court called
"any bona-fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.". For people from the
six countries who have such connections, the injunctions put in place by the lower courts
were approved. These individuals are not to be under the executive order from coming into
the U.S.
Although the third version of the travel ban stated that North Korea and Venezuela
are to be banned from entering the country, it cannot hide the truth that the President wanted
to limit the threatening immigrants from the Muslim-majority countries. The State
Department sent guidelines of the definition of "bona fide" connections to U.S. Applicants
from the six listed countries attempting to travel to the United States have to show a
relationship with an American in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials
confirmed that the contemporary travel ban is to go into effect on June 29th.
In fact, this event showed great distance in American politicians. The government
does not seem to listen to their people, because they, actually Trump individually, are trying
their best to protect their people from threats without explaining why it is good or bad. It is
constitutional that the President take his executive order, but rather difficult for some
Americans to understand and follow their democratically elected President.
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