Trump’s Immigration Ban

President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the entry of refugees into the United States for a minimum of one-hundred and twenty days (Liptak “Executive Orders: What Trump Can and Can’t Do.”). Consequently, the ban puts a halt to permanent immigration from seven countries which are predominantly Muslim. Not only did the executive order impose a ban of ninety days to permanent immigration, but it also created a provision for an indefinite extension of the ban. Trump’s immigration ban is causing rising tensions among races, restricts the growth of diversity in the United States as well as creates political chaos for state-level immigration policies; therefore, the US citizens should cease this ban, which hurts every American.
Presidents Trump’s immigration ban is not only illegal, but also unconstitutional. As a member of congress who swore to “support and defend” the constitution, it is, therefore, your duty to react appropriately to any attempt to undermine the constitution of the United States of America. Fifty years ago, Congress outlawed prejudice based on an immigrant’s country of origin under The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Prior to that, there was a long-running and skewed immigration policy that favored people from certain parts of the world over others (Bier “Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Illegal.”). In fact, the Asiatic Barred Zone was instituted in the late nineteenth century to prohibit the Chinese, Japanese and other people of Asian origin from immigrating into the United States. Barring refugees from predominantly Muslim countries is akin to reintroducing the Asiatic Barred Zone only that a different group of people is being targeted this time around. The ban goes against The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.