Yesterday, President Trump issued a ban on Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. and put a hold on the entire refugee program for 120 days.
The order may not specifically say “Islam” or “Muslim,” but it does block anyone from Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and Iraq—all of which are Muslim-dense countries—from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
As a result, many families could be separated as the ban could affect non-citizens currently living in the states on visas or green cards, or those residing in the states with green cards but have gone abroad while the ban is in effect.
In reaction, many celebrities and others have taken to Twitter to protest using the hashtag #MuslimBan.
That the President of the United States would order on Holocaust Memorial Day the banning of a people due to their religion is reprehensible
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 28, 2017
I feel sick. So ashamed of our maniac-in-chief. And SO PROUD of our protesters. #RESIST
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) January 29, 2017
Trump’s Muslim entry ban targets refugees, not terrorists—and skips over his own business interests…sad…unfair. https://t.co/JDlz5fB98Z
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 28, 2017
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) January 29, 2017
If you do support the #MuslimBan today, remember this: you will be remembered as the villains of our children’s history books tomorrow.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 28, 2017
Banning people trying to escape ISIS is a great way to turn them into ISIS. #NoBanNoWall
— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) January 25, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump‘s refugee ban isn’t support by national security facts. It’s supported by xenophobia and bigotry. It will weaken America.
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) January 28, 2017
NONE of the major attacks on US since & including 9/11 were perpetrated by people from ANY of the 7 countries in the #MuslimBan. ZERO. 1/2
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) January 28, 2017
Trump knows the #MuslimBan executive order is unconstitutional. He doesn’t care. He is trying to send a message.
We must resist.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) January 29, 2017
“Make America Kind Again.”#MuslimBan
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) January 29, 2017
— Bryan Dawson (@BryanDawsonUSA) January 29, 2017
Dick Cheney condemns the #MuslimBan. Dick. Cheney.
That’s like Dracula saying you’re taking it too far.
— The Krieckture (@The_Krieckture) January 29, 2017
— deray mckesson (@deray) January 29, 2017
If you marched for life yesterday but supported the #muslimban today, you are the biggest hypocrite there is..
— Banks Bvhks (@bvhks) January 29, 2017
— B.W. Miller (@boulderauthor) January 29, 2017
UPDATE: Trump’s “Muslim Ban” temporarily blocked by U.S. District attorney Ann Donnelly following a petition put forth by the ACLU, as well as amid countless protests at airports across the U.S. The emergency stay halts all deportations, but it remains unclear if those detained will have to remain in detention until a more substantive ruling on the constitutionality of the ban is determined.
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