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Donald Trump All you need to know about his controversial refugee ban

Donald Trump's immigrant ban flies against the cornerstone of America's open arms policy.

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Given the advanced age of some Supreme Court justices President Donald Trump could make several nominations during his term, shaping the court's direction for a generation play

Given the advanced age of some Supreme Court justices President Donald Trump could make several nominations during his term, shaping the court's direction for a generation

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On Friday, January 27, 2017, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country.

The ban lasts for 90 days but immediately the order was signed, Donald Trump received backlash from millions of people around the world. The President has maintained that the ban is to protect US citizens from terrorist attacks.

Vox has broken down the executive order and reveals what the ban is all about.

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Donald Trump signs an executive order banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country

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First of all, Americans are more likely to die from their clothes than die by an attack from a terrorist immigrant. Also, no American citizen has been killed by a terrorist from any of these banned countries.

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Americans are more likely to die from their clothes than die by an attack from a terrorist immigrant

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Another important thing is that the ban does not allow refugees from Syria to come into the United States of America. This is a move away from America's policy of opening its arms to refugees from all over the world. There are presently 4.9 million Syrian refugees.

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Vox also pointed out that Trump's ban wouldn't have prevented any of the local terrorist attacks that have happened in America over the recent years.

Remarkably, Christians from these 7 countries would be allowed to enter the United States.

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima sails past the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York Harbor, November 10, 2016, before Veterans Week NYC 2016, which honors the service of all US veterans. About 1,000 sailors and more than 100 Marines from the ship planned to participate in events throughout the city, including the Veterans Day parade. play

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima sails past the Statue of Liberty as it enters New York Harbor, November 10, 2016, before Veterans Week NYC 2016, which honors the service of all US veterans. About 1,000 sailors and more than 100 Marines from the ship planned to participate in events throughout the city, including the Veterans Day parade.

(Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Carla Giglio)

 

"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!" reads the plaque below the Statue of Liberty.

Trump seems to have forgotten these words as he moves America towards isolationism.

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