President Donald Trump is doing EXACTLY what he promised he would do throughout his election campaign. And this pledge has to do with temporarily banning people from seven predominantly Muslim nations (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Sudan) from entering the United States and suspending admission of all refugees for at least 120 days from Syria indefinitely, ya know…..to prevent a domestic terror attack. *side-eye*
During a quick press briefing and photo-op in the Oval Office Saturday afternoon about the Executive Order, the President said his government was “totally prepared” to enforce the the ban. “It’s working out very nicely,” Trump told reporters. “You see it at the airports. You see it all over. It’s working out very nicely and we’re going to have a very, very strict ban, and we’re going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years.”
Talk about a person so disconnected from the people he has chosen to govern. Did he not see or even hear about the massive protests at airports throughout the U.S.? Sick!!!
But on Saturday night, a federal judge granted an emergency stay for citizens of the aforementioned countries who had already arrived in the US and those who are in transit and hold valid visas, ruling they can legally enter.
Thanks to The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who brought about the suit!!!
Dancers, I share the same view as many of you: we are most certainly experiencing troubling times. But, more than ever, is the time to make our voices heard LOUD AND CLEAR: attend protests, make your powerful (and often funny/creative) signs, apply pressure on the throats of your local government officials, donate and let The White House and this Administration know that we will challenge and RAISE HELL about issues that affect us deeply and delegitimize what this country is predicated on – immigration, hard work, helping your fellow man, etc.