Recently in The United States of America the newly elected president, Donald Trump, has placed a ban on immigrants, Muslims to be specific. The ‘Muslim ban’ was a center piece of the president’s campaign for months, and the press release calling for it was still available on his website as of the day this Memorandum Opinion is being entered,” writes Judge Leonie Brinkema, of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. With many citizens in support of the president, there are just as many in opposition. Social media’s response to this ban has come in many forms. One that caught my eye was the hashtag #iammuslimtoo on Twitter.
Simply put, placing a ban on Muslims goes against the constitution. Page Pate on CNN says “there are three basic constitutional arguments against the executive order: it violates the due process rights of noncitizens, it denies equal protection to noncitizens who are Muslim and it promotes one religion over another”. Allowing a double standard such as this one to stand for too long and it will grow legs in not
me. With America being founded by immigrants from all corners of the map, placing a ban on the same people who help make this place what is doesn’t add up.