Trump’s Muslim Ban: Un-American

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” -Emma Lazarus

These deep-seated and earnest words are etched eternally into the Statue of Liberty, and it should stay that way if we are to call ourselves American. America is the land of the free, a nation where you are free to practice any religion you desire without the of fear persecution, and certainly not persecution by the commander in chief. The President’s executive order is portrayed as an attempt to curb terrorism at home, however,  it’s Trump’s long promised Muslim ban disguised in illegitimate fear, Islamophobia if you will. Trump’s ban prohibits refugees from seeking refuge on our soil for 120 days and it bans refugees from Syria indefinitely. The order also bans citizens from seven Muslim prominent countries on both immigrant and non-immigrant visas. These countries include Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Syria. The ban was executed despite the numbers. The numbers tell us that absolutely zero domestic terrorist attacks have been attributed to citizens from these seven Muslim majority countries. Trump might also be unaware that nearly half of all refugees in recent years are Christian, a group he has vowed to protect. This comes to show Trump’s ignorance and incompetency as President. Although Trump may have good intentions, his actions do not align with the principles mentioned in our Constitution. He should stop taking advice from Bannon (one of his top advisers) and pick up a copy of the Constitution, and while he’s at it, a dictionary as well.






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Alan Cortez
Alan Cortez is an awkward senior at Millbrook High School. His first language is rock n’ roll, and one day he hopes to start his own non-profit organization.