Immigration ban in the US


    Protestors Rally At JFK Airport Against Muslim Immigration Ban 

    Donald Trump is democratically elected president and the United States is a democracy. But the experts, lawyers and scholars caution that the revised immigration ban imposed by the current president in the US shows xenophobic policy towards Muslim and it is blatantly discriminatory. He has effectively shut America’s door to anyone- including refugees from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. These six countries have two main things in common: they are predominantly Muslim, and many of their citizens are trying to seek asylum abroad to escape serious human rights violations like persecution, indiscriminate bombing, and torture. Does Donald Trump’s Immigration ban breach international law?  This ban definitely is illegal and “mean spirited”. The experts question the point that the more this law is going to attempt to increase deportation, then the greater the extent of profiling is going to be. Clearly, Trump’s order appears to pose violation accordingly to the several international treaties ratified by the US as well as some provisions of which have been incorporated into the US law and is cited as binding by the US Supreme Court. Every country as is stated accordingly to the Status of Refugees and other international human rights law that it has the obligation to protect refugees against abuses and those facing persecution. So, to this point, it is required as is stated in the UN Refugee Convention that the US provide protection and safe haven to those that face persecution.  Accordingly to the news published in the New York Times, it is said that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has estimated about 20, 000 refugees from all over the world would be definitely affected immediately by this ban. My point is that the long-standing U.S. policy of welcoming refugees has generally created win-win situation in which it has saved the lives of the most vulnerable people in the world and have turn enriched and strengthened their new societies with better lifestyle having good job, educational and health care access. It provided positive outcome and otherwise it is proven to show that illegal or legal immigration truly bring real benefits to the supply side of the Americans. Many economists and lawmakers agree that immigration definitely is beneficial and brings good results for the economy as well as it is the source of labor-force growth. Removing the 7 million unauthorized workers or illegal immigrants would reduce the employment as stated in an article as it is to be by an amount similar to that experienced during the Great Recession. The US being as democratically representative country, it should therefore respect the international law as well as the US law about immigration and refugee status and continue welcoming people from other countries and share in the responsibility of welcoming and resettling those who flee oppression. We need to challenge everything that represents in this immigration ban.


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