Trump's Travel Ban Flaws: How U.S. Benefits From Welcoming Visitors Instead of Blocking Them Out
Feb 20, 2017 09:42 AM EST
Trump's travel ban is going against what makes a democratic system fully functional. The Executive Order has managed to accomplish certain things such as riling up the Federal Courts.
However, the administration failed to provide evidence that the United States is becoming a lot safer due to the recent immigration ban. Trump's travel ban certainly has some flaws and these are being pointed out by Law educators.
According to Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Trump's travel ban doesn't exactly enhance national security. Pittsburgh School of Law Director Ronald Brand explained that the security in America will not enhance by "alienating people."
Brand further explained that a working democratic system is not insular, nor is it discriminatory. Brand states that this system should be built on values that center on the protection and inclusion of minorities, as opposed to Trump's travel ban.
The School of Law director also mentioned that the rule of law should give equal rights to, not just American citizens, but to everyone. Brand stressed that this should not let anyone who's powerful do whatever they want while disregarding the rights of others.
If these values are implemented, Brand explained that tensions that cause international confrontation will be significantly reduced. On the other hand, Trump's travel ban fail to follow the core values of uniting the country with its focus on division instead of unification.
In another immigration ban related news, the administration has recently revised the travel ban. According to ChicagoTribune, Trump's travel ban will still target Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Sudan.
However, the tweak on the travel ban orders authorities to no longer reject and single-out refugees who are applying for new visas particularly in Syria. Dual citizens of the United States of the mentioned countries, as well as green card holders, are to be exempted from the Trump travel ban.