WASHINGTON D.C. (EETV) - President Donald Trump took office two weeks ago and has wasted no time getting into action. He has signed 15 executive orders, one in particular to stop immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen) from entering the United States. Media outlets reported this was a Muslim ban; which Trump later contested the name of the executive order, saying it was a misleading headline. Trump went on to say that Muslim is a religion not a race, so who can actually know if someone is Muslim or not? The real question is whether this order protects the United States from terrorist attacks. The United States has never been attacked by any of the seven countries listed in the executive order. The executive order only puts a 90-day ban on entrance into the United States; the White House has not stated if the ban will continue after the 90 days.
“We don’t want them here,” stated President Trump. Washington Post reports over 90,000 people have been affected by Trump’s new order. Many people who live in these countries have come fourth saying they love America and have never been questioned by the FBI on any suspicion of terroristic threats. President Trump has made a lot of executive decisions early on.
The ban also affects Syrian refugees. In 2016 the United States allowed over 12,000 Syrian refugees to come into the United States. The cap of refugees allowed to come into the United States in 2017 went from 110,000 down to 50,000. ISIS is terrorizing Syria by killing anyone who is a Christian. The ban gives preference to Christian refugees over Muslim refugees.