Public outrage over travel ban

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By Kyler Telge, Staff Writer

The first amendment including the right to protest has been crucial to some people in America who see president Trump’s executive order regarding the ban of travel from seven Muslim-majority countries in the middle east unconstitutional. This executive order, issued Friday the 27th, has put a temporary ban on travel for all new refugees for 120 days, general travel from these countries for 90 days and Syrian refugees will remain banned indefinitely.

The ACLU, or American Civil Liberties Union, has been one group of many at airports in the past weeks assisting all the people that need it. Whether you support the order or not, people already granted entry into the United States should not be turned away before they can get out of the airport.

The SAG awards on January 29th brought a little bit of a surprise as Ashton Kutcher spoke out against the order saying that, “You are a part of the fabric of who we are, and we love you, and we welcome you”. While not alone in his stance starting off the award show with such a statement surely was bold of him. The SAG-AFTRA has an official statement on the executive order too.

Some companies have risen in protest, approximately 97, such as Starbucks whose CEO Kevin Johnson, has stated that he will hire thousands of refugees, causing a small portion of people to boycott the business. While Johnson may hold a strong opinion about the order boycotting Starbucks is a bit irrational, to say the least.

Twitter, Cosmo, and CNN… all of the following are addressing, covering, and criticizing everything in great detail to do with the order so I would recommend looking into them for more information. As time goes on this order will keep changing and there really is no telling what the final outcome will be. However, with certain judges saying that they will not enforce this and with the State Department having openly stated it has stopped revoking valid visas and turning away foreigners in U.S.-bound planes this may turn out better than what was originally intended by President Trump.