President Trump’s Immigration ban has orchestrated massive demonstrations across major airports in the United States. Trump’s immigration policy affected seven Muslim countries such as Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Lybia. People from these countries were given a 90-day suspension with or without a visa from entering the United States.
The ban equally halted the US Refugee Admissions Programme for 120 days and places an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees. The ban has attracted mass critics by foreign policy analysts as well as former US President Barack Obama. It should be noted that America’s justice department had filed a case against the ban and halted the execution of the order temporarily. This appeal by US Judge James L. Robart, therefore, aims at reversing the ruling against Trump’s ban.
BaretaNews gathered that thousands of people across Europe have also been demonstrating in major cities like Barcelona, London, Paris, Berlin, and Stockholm. These protests were followed by counter-protests in the US from Trump’s supporters who also held rallies against the suspension of the travel ban. According to a report from BBC, about 60,000 visas have been revoked since President Trump’s executive order.
Furthermore, the report also confirms that US state lawyers had argued against the ban, that it unconstitutional because it denied people with valid entry documents the right to travel without due process. The ban equally violated freedom of religious rights by targeting Muslims specifically. According to President Trump, the ruling by Judge James Robart is “ridiculous”, vowing to restore the ban.
Donald Trump’s administration argues that the ban is designed to keep America safe. According to Trump, the ban was intended to free America from people with bad intentions. Trump took to Twitter and wrote: “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”. Seems he is very sure the appeal will succeed. Some analysts have argued that Trump is yet to understand how the US legal system works.