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The Muslim Ban: The way to trumping up Islamophobia

Authors: Boukhalfa Ali & Meberbeche Senouci Faiza.


Ever since his inauguration on January 20, 2017, the administration of President Donald Trump (1946—; served January 20, 2017— January 20, 2021) issued a series of executive orders, in what became known as the Travel Ban, aiming at banning temporally the entry of immigrants and non-immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries. This led to an uptick in the anti-Muslim sentiments in the United States and increased the sufferance of American Muslim citizens who have relatives and ties to the countries listed by the Ban. In addition, having been proven to be controversial, the issuance of the Muslim Ban was met with a hostile reception from the U.S. lower courts, arguing that the Ban violates the provisions of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Therefore, this paper sheds light on Trump’s motives behind issuing the Muslim Ban, its constitutionality, and its effects on American Muslim families and individuals.

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