Published on February 21, 2017 | by Nathan.Shubert Photography by Wikimedia Commons0
Locals react to Trump’s travel ban
U.S President Donald Trump is preparing to take his travel ban to the Supreme Court, where the issue surrounding the executive order will be solved.
On Feb. 9, 2017 three federal judges refused to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban.
The travel ban was introduced by the Trump administration. It halts travel from seven countries that have a Muslim majority population.
Tyler Shipley, a professor of society, culture and commerce at Humber College said that the travel ban reflects the United States’ current society and culture.
“Many people are poor and they do not know why, then Donald Trump comes around and he gives the people a scapegoat and I think that the travel ban represents that,” said Shipley.
Shipley said that Trump gives easy answers to the American people that explains why their country is in a rough state.
“All of the reasons he gives are completely false,” said Shipley.
Shipley said that terrorist attacks are greatly exaggerated in the United States. He added that most of the terrorist attacks that we see are carried out by white men.
“I don’t think that ban is about terrorist attacks at all, I think it has more to do with the fear of terrorist attacks,” said Shipley.
Patrick Clifford, a law professor at the University of Guelph-Humber said that the original order itself did not break any constitutional laws as it did not mention Muslims in particular.
“President Trump had to be careful which words he used when signing the order so that it did not appear to display racism in any way,” said Clifford
Dr. Ryan Hurl, a professor of American political science at the University of Toronto said the law is affecting many Canadian citizens.
“Those who have double citizenship with a Muslim background, their ability to go to the States is being affected,” said Hurl.
Hurl said that some universities are starting to feel the effects of the travel ban. Hurl added that students who have a Muslim background are finding that they are unable to go to America.
“This is signaling to Canadians that this is only the first step in a very long and brutal process,” said Hurl.
Hurl said that if the Trump administration wishes to remain in the best interests of the American people, then the White House will have to focus on issues closer to home.
There is currently no date set for Trump’s travel ban to appear in court.