Muslim ban is un-American
By Thunderworld Staff
In a nation of immigrants, how could President Trump's executive order for "protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States" be anything other than un-American?
The executive order, issued last Friday, states people from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan are banned from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
The order also halts the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, and the program will only be put back in action after careful examination.
Even people who have legal visas or green cards, but were out of the country while the ban was established, are still affected by the ban.
The Trump administration claimed the ban is to protect the American people from terrorist attacks, such as the 9/11 attack.
None of the 9/11 hijackers were from the countries listed in Trump's ban.
The 19 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates, which are not subject to the ban and are countries where Trump has business ties.
President Trump does not have business interests in any of the countries included in the ban, according to news reports.
As of April 2016, the immigrant population in the United States was an estimated 42.4 million.
Of the total 318.9 million people in the United States, 13.3 percent are immigrants.
More than 16,000 refugees live in Washington state, and almost two-thirds of those refugees live in King County.
Washington is the first state to file a lawsuit against President Trump for his executive order.
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the lawsuit on Monday, saying the executive order is unconstitutional.
Regardless of how it is masked in the media, the order is a ban on Muslims.
Despite President Trump's attempts to advertise the ban as a protection order against terrorists, it is very clear he is discriminating against one particular religion.
We are a nation of immigrants and refugees, founded by immigrants and refugees.
In fact, the United States has one of the most extensive and most strict immigration processes in the world.
The process of immigrating to America can take more than two years and requires a substantial amount of paperwork, interviews, fees, and background information.
The ban goes against everything our country has worked for, in the sense of equality and acceptance of all people.
At the very least, it is reassuring to know Washington state is willing to stand up for its people.