U.S. Isolation and Extreme Vetting

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The United States, under President Trump’s leadership, is putting up walls against entry and travel. The president began with his infamous travel ban that discriminated against Muslims. He later followed by enforcing harsher Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules. Thousands of people were detained at airports, searched, and questioned. The Trump administration is starting April by “updating” our vetting procedures. An article from the Wall Street Journal states that, “Foreigners who want to visit the U.S., even for a short trip, could be forced to disclose contacts on their mobile phones, social-media passwords and financial records, and to answer probing questions about their ideology”.

 

His next wall against entry to the U.S. is literally a wall on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. This may take a while since that border is almost 2,000 miles long and because no one has volunteered to foot the bill. Along with the wall idea came an executive order that grew the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and made the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) more aggressive. The proceedings for deportations were also made quicker and in many cases people are deported without a fair trial or ever seeing a judge. Everyone who is not a citizen of the United States of America is at risk if they choose to travel here.

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