Trumps Travel Ban


Nora Cooper, Writer

On Friday, January 27, Donald Trump issued an order forbidding millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands of visitors and 500,000 legal immigrants from seven majority- Muslim countries, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia, from entering the United States. Over the following 48 hours, massive protests took place at airports across the country. Immigration lawyers also flocked to these airports worked to try and get the people detained there into the country.

People have come up the chant “No hate. No fear. Refugees are welcome here.”

Of the twelve lethal terrorists in the United States since 9/11:

  • Three are African-Americans
  • Three are from families that hailed originally from Pakistan
  • Two came from Russia as children
  • One was US-born and descended from family that emigrated from the Palestinian Territories
  • One emigrated from Egypt and carried out an attack a decade after arriving
  • One each had families that originally came from Kuwait and Afghanistan


None of these countries are on the travel ban list. The list does not include Muslim-majority countries where the Trump Organization does business, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that the list could be expanded to include other countries when questioned about the issue on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He also said that Trump’s business ties had no influence over the selections.


Over the last four decades, 20 out of 3.25 million refugees welcomed to the United States have been convicted of attempting or committing terrorism on U.S. soil, and only three Americans have been killed in attacks committed by refugees—all by Cuban refugees in the 1970s.

Zero Americans have been killed by Syrian refugees in a terrorist attack in the United States.

The statistics are that you are more likely to die by falling out of bed than being killed by a refugee who is just trying to live.


Perhaps part of the ban is to have the refugees become American citizens and receive green cards, and maybe if it American did not make that process so ridiculously costly and complicated, this could happen.