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Mansi Singh, MBA 2016-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
Donald Trump had ordered the suspension of refugees to the United States and temporarily halted the entry of citizens from a variety of Muslim countries.
This includes a temporary ban on visas for individuals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia; a 120-day suspension of the resettlement of all refugees; and an indefinite ban on the resettlement of Syrian refugees .
It has been seen that not a single terrorism-related death was caused by foreign operatives coming into the country since 9/11. Also main danger today continues to come from homegrown extremists.
This will impact the trust in the government and will hinder the back law enforcement’s efforts to build stronger bridges to Muslim communities which are needed for U.S. domestic counterterrorism.
The American president should build goodwill, not erode it as presently Russia, Iran and Turkey are collaborating in Syria and excluding the U.S.
This act tells about the meanness of spirit that is completely against the American values. For instance, Europe has a problem with uncontrollable surges of migrants, including many from Syria, the U.S. does not. There has been no case reported of violence being plotted by Syrian extremists there.
A different way to deal with this immigration problem is by having a bundle of policies for economic assistance to better the prospects in countries from which people are migrating .Also effort should be developed internationally to apportion and resettle those who genuinely can’t go back to the turmoil state of there nation.