Now Facebook posts decide your entrance to the US

By : |January 30, 2017 0

What will be your reaction if you are detained at an airport or borders and not allowed to come back to your own place/country, where you have been residing for years, just because of one political opinion that you expressed on Facebook? This is the case for many green card holders who are being checked at the US borders after the newly-elected President Donald Trump announced the immigration ban.

On 25 January 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to temporarily ban (3 months) US entry for refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. Since then, the US border officials are reportedly checking the Facebook pages of green card holders for their political views, according to a Houston-based lawyer Mana Yegan.

The immigration ban bars people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to enter the US soil.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (ALIA) also confirmed the report. “I and my fellow lawyers had worked through the night fielding calls from people with legitimate visa being detained before entering the US or ordered back on flights to the Muslim-majority countries on the list,” said Yegani, who works with the ALIA.

“These are people that are coming in legally. They have jobs here and they have vehicles here. Just because Trump signed something at 6 pm yesterday (on Friday), things are coming to a crashing halt. It’s scary,” Yegani further added.

The ban has already created outrage in courts as well as on airports.

America is formed of immigrants and Trump’s latest move will only bring decry. The ban has also affected the leading tech executives from Apple, Google, Facebook and Netflix.

According to TechPortal, Trump will be meeting with “some of the US’s biggest tech executives, many of whom have vehemently spoken out against the ban.” We hope something good comes out of this meeting.

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