Tech Leaders Respond to President Trump's Immigration Ban
On Friday, President Donald Trump followed through on a campaign promise and signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslin-majority nations for entering the United States. The order bars individuals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen—all of which were named "countries of concern" in a 2016 law on immigration visas—from entering the U.S. for at least the next 90 days, and those trying to enter from Syria indefinitely.
Additionally, the order bans all refugees from entering the country for the next four months, and it calls for a review into suspending the Visa Interview Waiver Program, which lets travelers from 38 countries, including ally nations, from renewing travel authorizations without an in-person interview.
A federal judge has issued a stay on President Trump's order, but the effects of his actions have been felt throughout the weekend as families were detained for dozens of hours before being released, while others were removed from flights bound for the U.S. or ordered to go home after their arrival.