Travel Ban Rears Its Head

Trump administration ready to release new ban

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Travel Ban Rears Its Head

Protests in Washington DC

Protests in Washington DC

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Protests in Washington DC

Flickr User: Ted Eytan

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Protests in Washington DC

BenG, Staff Reporter

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After the successful shut-down of President Trump’s initial travel ban on seven Islam-majority countries, it seems that his team is very close to releasing a new and ‘improved’ version.

The ban was initially shut down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on February 9th, allowing for the intake of people from these seven nations, including Somalia, Libya and Syria. The ban was called illegal and bigoted by many Democrats and liberal citizens. Protests at many national airports across the country took in thousands, marching and crowding airports in protest of the ban.

However, after a couple of weeks, new word from the Trump administration says that is will likely release its new executive order within the next week. The new ban differs in that it will no longer block green-card holders from entering the country.

The old ban averaged in some national polls a popularity rate of about 42-47% as reported by the Washington Post. Trump himself has been at around a 38% approval rating as of late, and it seems like a return of this ban will not help. His administration as a whole has been under fire due to the untrue statements put out by Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer and Stephen Miller to name a few, as well as the scandals involving former National Security Adviser Micheal Flynn and ties to a Russian diplomat and former prospect for Labor Secretary Andrew Puzder after it was leaked that he hired an undocumented housekeeper.

The Trump administration hopes this new ban will put the nation back on track and safe once more, yet many discredit the ban as targeting a group of people that has rarely ever been involved with terror attacks on American soil. As of right now, the nation waits in anticipation of the travel ban, and this may indeed be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

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