People across the world are chiming in on the controversial trending topic #MuslimBan.
To briefly summarize what has happened so far, Donald Trump implemented an immigration ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries and in retaliation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani banned all American citizens from entering Iran.
To make a long story short, this situation has become increasingly complicated by the minute, and while there are a lot of details in between, it goes without saying that both of these actions will affect a massive amount of people. There are currently ongoing protests at JFK International airport and grassroots protests all over the country. Twitter is equally in a state of absolute unrest so we have rounded up some of the top tweets to illustrate how far-reaching this situation is.
The actions of President Donald Trump's executive order caught the eyes of many prominent people and organizations. One of the most noteworthy is the American Civil Liberties Union aka the ACLU, who have filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump on behalf of the individuals being detained at airport terminals across the country.
Sia in addition to many other influential artists and entrepreneurs have expressed their support to the ACLU.
World leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have expressed their support for refugees and invited them into their borders.
To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017
Mark Cuban has been leading an online grassroots campaign of his own as he has been tweeting at conservative politicians and asking their opinion on the #MuslimBan.
Remember this. Trump didn't create a movement. A movement created Trump— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 29, 2017
New York Times writer Charlotte Alter posted a video from the protests at JFK and Seth Rogen helped organize one in Los Angeles today.
The ban is even affecting the entertainment industry as Oscar-nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has ben barred from entering the U.S. to attend the Oscars where his film The Salesman has been nominated for an award.
Additionally, people everywhere are nonstop tweeting their opinions on the event, stories of those affected by the actions and more. You can view some of those tweets below and leave us with your thoughts on the #MuslimBan in the comments.
Green Card Holders who has lived in the US for 7 years (!) was deported. She has no other home. Here life is here.https://t.co/vHGkXpIie6— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) January 28, 2017
I want to repeat: Green card holders were handcuffed, their social media was reviewed, and they were asked their views on Trump#MuslimBan— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) January 28, 2017
If your goal in voting for @realDonaldTrump was to burn down the government... congratulations, the country is now burning. 🇺🇸🔥🇺🇸🔥🇺🇸— jason (@Jason) January 29, 2017
A Clemson professor got deported. I'm just at a loss for words. pic.twitter.com/tLyUa7UgEq— Nick Kulmala (@NNNICKKK) January 28, 2017
#MuslimBan watched an American Yemeni teenage girl crying on CBSN because she is not able to get her family from her war torn country.— Mohamed Ashraf (@MAshrafRefaat) January 29, 2017