Friday, February 3, 2017

Indianapolis Community leaders, citizens react to ‘Muslim ban’

By Keshia McEntire
Danielle Badgett (left) protests President Trump’s Muslim ban at the Indianapolis International Airport.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Indianapolis International Airport on Jan. 29 to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. The diverse crowed chanted “Refugees are welcome here,” while holding signs with declarations such as “Give me your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free”; “Jesus was a refugee”; and “Build bridges, not walls.” This protest was one of many that took place at airports across the country. On Jan. 26, Trump issued an executive order to prevent citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries (Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq) from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order also prohibits refugees from being admitted into the U.S. for 120 days and puts a preference on Christian refugees over Muslims. [link]