Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/trumps-impending-bans-on-refugees-and-immigrants-triggers-fears-globally/2017/01/26/c698e67e-e33d-11e6-a419-eefe8eff0835_story.html & http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-syrian-christians-will-get-priority-refugee-status-in-us-2017-1
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
– Statue of Liberty poem (New Colossus)
Where are your American values, Mr. Trump?
Trump has issued an executive order banning/freezing refugees of countries with Muslim origin (Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Iran, Libya and Sudan) for 120 days. This order also includes rejecting visas for visitors and immigrants based on their ideology/opinion for the next 30 days. Even if you have relatives in the United States, you would be barred from entering.
There’s little evidence that those who are fleeing war-torn areas are a threat to national security. We are talking about 78% women and children (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/08/09/syria-refugees-united-states-women-children/88446226/). They’re fleeing terrorism and not bringing them to the United States.
Take a look at these UNICEF videos:
From Business Insider (2017):
“If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians,” Trump said in an excerpt of an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Pew Research Center said last October 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the United States in fiscal year 2016 from all countries – almost the same number of Christian refugees, 37,521.
This may also lead to an even greater chance for restrictions of non-Christians refugees and immigrants. Why is Mr. Trump using “alternative facts” to bar the 78% of women and children refugee from entering? From restricting immigration?
Isn’t this violating the very American values we hold?