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Jayita De, MBA 2016-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
US president, Donald Trump has recently signed an executive order banning refugees from six countries from 120 days. Ban on Syrian refugees is for indefinite time period. It is not important whether these six countries are Muslim countries or not, it is the question of humanity.
United State of America has always been the favorite destination for immigrants from all over the world. On that context, decision by US President has questioned the existence of all the immigrants in US. Currently, US immigrant population stood at more than 42.4 million or 13.3 percent of the total US population. So, if US continues with this BAN on these seven countries and even adds more countries in the list in future, it will definitely affect US economy. All the famous US universities offer higher education to the students from all over the world. If this ban continues, the diversification, the unique feature of these universities, will not be there. Not only in the education sector, in the work force also the immigrants play a major role to control the economy.
Mr. Donald Trump defended himself as he wants to erase terrorism from US. But does terrorism belong to any country? The children from these countries could have studied in any of the US universities and could even play a major role to progress US economy. Those children are not at all part of the terrorism, so why they are paying off? Terrorism is a disease that can’t be stopped in this way. Education, economic development can be a remedy of this problem, not a ban on any immigrants will solve it.