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Topic of Discussion:
Muslims in America are now being forced to go through random immigration checks. There have been several reports on individuals traveling to US subjected to random checks at the borders. The random checks have been there for a while now. But the added check is request of social media and email account passwords by the border officers. The checks can take several hours and there can be denial of entry at the end for non-citizens.
The above started On January 27, 2017, When US president Trump signed an executive order (Number 13769) against Muslims in America, titled “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”, that suspended entry for citizens of seven countries for 90 days: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, totaling more than 134 million people. The order also stopped the admission of refugees of the Syrian Civil War indefinitely, and the entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days. Refugees who were on their way to the United States when the order was signed were stopped and detained at airports. Many legal challenges to the order were brought immediately after its issuance: from January 28 to January 31, almost 50 cases were filed in federal courts.
In order to help Muslims in America who are getting affected by this policy, please take part in this discussion by leaving your comments below in order to share your views, experiences, tips and whatever that can make things easy for all.