President Donald Trump’s refugee ban has left many stranded in airports. The ban has no compassion for the refugees and the executive order given by the President has affected many in Canada who are stuck in airports. The Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship said that he will use his authority as Minister to help the stranded in the airports and give them temporary residence as Canada has done in the past. The Minister Ahmed Hussen is of Somali origin and said that the administration would derive at a foreign policy that would go easy on the immigrants while simultaneously protecting the citizens. Earlier on Sunday afternoon the authorities were not notified about the people stranded in Canadian airports and were completely unaware of the situation. But now as the problem is in sight the government will help those stranded.
Donald Trump banned all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days and a 90 day period was given for restricting entry to seven Muslim countries-Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan and Yemen. Trump had mentioned that people who have permanent residency in Canada but hold dual country passports will not be affected by this ban. But Trump’s ban have so far restricted all immigrants without any exceptions. One in every five Canadians are from foreign countries, hence the country will be affected largely. More that 35,000 are dual nationalities and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted on Twitter saying,”To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.” This is a message that entirely contrasts that of Trump’s. Many celebrities have spoken up against this ban. Many of the US residents are immigrants and Trump’s ban has been getting strong opposition.
Attorneys are offering free help to those stuck at airports. Residents who have been living in US for more than seven years are also being deported. Between November of last year and mid January of this year, Canada has allowed entry to more than 39,670 Syrian refugees. Countries who are neighbors geographically has shown that their hearts are nowhere near in this decision. Trump administration is criticized by many saying that it is making decisions and judgements based on one’s nationality which should not be done under the constitution of United States.