On June 26, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favour of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. The policy, which affected several Muslim-majority countries, can now continue to be carried out in the US.
The ban restricts citizens of eight countries from travelling to the United States. These countries are Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. The travel ban was being challenged in the American court system because of its perceived discrimination towards Muslim travellers.
Many have argued that President Trump’s speeches and rhetoric while he was a candidate make it obvious that he intended to discriminate against Muslims. The Supreme Court, however, did not take that into account when forming it’s ruling.
The Trump Administration has argued that the travel ban is necessary to protect Americans and keep the United States secure. It has said that the countries are put on the list of travel restrictions because of how they handle information on their citizens. The country Chad was taken off the list earlier this year because it improved some of its policies.
The Supreme Court’s ruling has the potential to make Trump more bold in his anti-immigration policies. It also sets a dangerous precedent about what can and cannot be done by the president alone. Therefore, Trump may use his powers to create more policies like his travel bans.
Here in Canada, there are no such travel bans, and hopefully there never will be. Of course, Canada does not admit anyone who wants to come to Canada. We have security measures in place to ensure that national security is protected like criminal background checks.
Canada might require citizens of some countries to obtain visas in order to travel here. However, if a person does not represent a risk to Canada, they will not be denied entry solely because of their country of citizenship.
Canada tries to make sure that its immigration policies do not discriminate based on race, religion, or any other factor.
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