Neha Vyas is a Seattle Lawyer who represents immigrant survivors of crime and asylum seekers. Vyas has been in the practice for over 19 years but is receiving more work now than in all those years combined. Immediately after the travel ban was announced Vyas's work load doubled. The author talks about how Vyas has been forced into stressful conditions trying to advise so many people in "complete and utter chaos" .
Raheel Raza is a Pakistaní- Canadian activist who agrees with President Trumps statements on the islamic radicals. In her article she brings up the issue of why extreme muslims have a hatred towards the west. ISIS wrote a magazine article called "Why we hate you & why we fight you". They finish the article by saying their “primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam. Even if you were to pay jizyah and live under the authority of Islam in humiliation, we would continue to hate you.” Raza believes that moderate muslims are the only people who can fix radical muslims.
"Despite breaking records for the lowest approval ratings for a new President, Donald Trump's immigration ban is still backed by a majority of Americans, according to recent polling" states data journalist Ashley Kirk. President Trumps newest decision to ban immigrants and refugees from 7 muslim majority countries for 90 days has received lots of criticism from the media and citizens. A poll done by Morning Consult shows that 55 percent of Americans support the decision while only 38 percent say the disagree with the ban. This has been one of President Trumps most popular moves but also one of the most controversial.
Tianna Rooney and her husband were planning to foster a child from Egypt when President Trump put the travel ban into action. Now they must wait until the ban is repealed or until they find a new way to get approval to bring their child into the US. As Rooney states "The news that our son’s travel may be delayed indefinitely has been devastating. We promised to care for this child, and all of a sudden we were no longer allowed to keep that promise". There are around 40 other sets of foster parents who were out into the same horrible situation that the Rooneys found themselves in.
We (Americans) are very generous people. I’m from England and Brits are generous people, too. … I’m not anti-Muslim, I’m anti-violence." states Florida resident Susan Richardson. Many people are starting to voice their personal opinions and perspectives on President Trumps new travel ban and the results seem to mirror each other in one way or another. Danny Eapen who was originally from Qatar talks about how he is not upset by the extreme vetting process because in other countries it can be much worse and severe. A school teacher Rebecca Meyer is in support of President Trump stating her reasons as " I think any good leader who comes into a position and they feel like they need to take a timeout or a pause in order to re-evaluate -- that’s good leadership,”
Soon after being elected as president of the United States President Trump has made a executive order to ban immigrants and refugees from a select number of countries. He has also brought the cap of immigrants allowed into the country from 110,000 down to 50,000. This has been met with lots of protest saying that it is a religion based decision seeing as most of the banned countries have a large or majority muslim population. The list of banned countries is Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. The government says this is a temporary ban to protect the US from terrorism but many people are upset saying it could become permanent.