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The US President Donald Trump made many controversial promises during the campaigns, but it seems he is very firm on the promises that he made, as on Saturday, he set a wave of alarm all over the globe by signing a new executive order which puts suspension on the refugees from the 7 Muslim majority countries and also imposing tougher treatments on them. The whole idea behind this is to prevent the entry of some “radical Islamic terrorists” into the country and protecting the nation from any kind of threats posed by them.
By this order of suspension of the refugees and introduction of new protocols on them leads to a issue of religious discrimination and ultimately Trump’s order breaches the US constitutional law against religious discrimination. To this, Trump’s supporters defended it by stating it to be the necessary measure to prevent the supporters of Al-Qaeda or Islamic State group from gaining access to the US homeland impersonated as refugees. “This is big stuff”, declared the President Donald Trump after singing the order.
The refugees admission will now be approved according to the new protocols set by Trump to ensure that they do not pose any kind of threat on the security and welfare of the nation. In addition to this striking decision of suspension, he also put bars on the migrants or visitors from the 7 countries as no visas would be issued to them for 90 days. The order specifically bars the Syrian refugees from the United States for unspecified period of time, or till the President decides what next has to be done if they no longer pose a threat to the country. This order suspends the entire US refugee settlement program for at least 120 days while tough vetting rules are established. Here is the list of 7 mainly-Muslim countries who’s refugees are facing a tougher time from both sides of the world.
Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a powerful state in Western Asia. In 2013, the former US President Barack Obama and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani had a phone call conversation. This conversation between two nations happened for the first time after 30 years. Both expressed their strong determination to solve the long running dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. US even extended its help to curb the growing threat from Iraq’s militant. As the relation between the two improved over the period of time, people from Iran very often go to US in search of job, business or education and after the Iraq’s militant invasion, Iranian seeks shelter from US. Now, after the order, innocent Iranian people or refugees who seeks a shelter from US will surely get affected immensely.
Iraq, officially known as Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia. The rise of ISIS has immensely effected . US installed military base and some offices in Baghdad in order to help them to prevent and resolve the conflicts without violence. The United States and Republic of Iraq both are considered to be strategic partners and US provides Iraqi security forces millions of dollars of military aid and training annually. In the situation of conflicts innocent people moved to US to continue their livelihood and even today refugees from Iraq are coming to US to seek shelter.
Libya is a country in Maghreb region of North Africa. The majority of the people over here are Muslims. This country has 10th largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. US took part in military intervention in the conflicts when the Libyan civil war broke out in 2011 and also in the development of new Libyan State. In 2016, US again started bombing in Libya to fight against the rise of ISIL(Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). During the conflicts refugees went to US to get rid of the rising terror.
Somalia, officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in Africa. Most of the people in the country are Muslims, with the majority being Sunni. The United States has continued to be one of the main suppliers of armaments to the Somali National Army. This is to assist it in combating the Islamist insurgency with southern Somalia. The two countries engage in minor trade and investment. Somalia legumes, grain baking-related commodities, donated products and machinery to US. The US in turn exports precious stones and low-value shipments to Somalia.
Sudan, officially known as the Republic of Sudan, is a country in Northern Africa. The vast majority of of people in Sudan are Muslims i.e. 97% of the country’s population adhering to Islam. In 1991, US made major donations to alleviate food shortages caused by two years drought. US also played a vital role in ending the Sudan’s civil war. Now it seems, just on the basis of religious faith, people from Sudan would face difficulty while entering into US homeland.
Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Sunni Arabs make up the largest population group in Syria. The Arab Spring revolutions inspired the ongoing Syrian Civil War. In 2011, so-called army defectors declared the formation of the Free Syrian Army and began forming fighting units. According to the various sources, around 100,000 people had been killed by June, 2013, including 11,000 children. To escape the violence, 4.9 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries.
Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Western Asia. It is the largest country in the peninsula. Yemen is an Islamic society and nearly all Yemenis are Muslims, with approximately 56% Sunni Muslims and 44% Shia Muslims. Civil conflict has immensely effected Yemen and due to which the government of Yemen collapsed in 2015. In February 2015, the US Embassy was closed and embassy personnel were evacuated.
By this limitation over refugees admission in US from these 7 Muslim countries, it seems Trump’s order is targeting the people based on their nationality or origin, and not on their character or criminal activity. Let us know, what you all people think in the comment section below.