Presentation Title

The Unspoken Impacts of President Trump's Travel Ban

Faculty Mentor

Misty Kolchakian

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

Location

5

Session

poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

In January of 2017, executive order 13769 was put into action. It is more commonly known as “The Travel Ban.” Its main goal is to protect the United States from foreign terrorists and uphold its national security by preventing individuals from entering the United States if they are from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. More than two years later, the order has lost its media attention, resulting in negligence for individuals who are most affected by it. My research relied on a literature review that assessed the state of America after the executive order based on three aspects: its psychological effect on Muslim Americans, its impacts on American tourism from banned and unbanned countries, and its inability to maintain national security. I addressed the question of whether the executive order has been beneficial since its implementation. Research suggests that since the ban targets Muslim majority countries, the perception of Muslim Americans has become increasingly negative, resulting in more hate speech and bullying against Muslim children. Furthermore, data suggests that the travel ban creates a perception of hostility among foreigners reducing their chances of traveling to the United States. Since 2017, a multitude of cases resulted in tourists from other countries being unfairly detained at American airports. Research studies further that this occurred more for American citizens whose nationalities were of the banned countries or had Muslim names such as Mohammad or Abdullah. Lastly, the executive order faces much scrutiny because it resulted in an increase in terrorism during its initial phase. Data shows that it has done little to protect from terrorism and other security threats, which will be discussed. Overall, the travel ban exemplifies that terrorism can not be combated with ethnic identification and, instead, creates an environment of enmity among different groups of people.

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Nov 23rd, 8:00 AM Nov 23rd, 8:45 AM

The Unspoken Impacts of President Trump's Travel Ban

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In January of 2017, executive order 13769 was put into action. It is more commonly known as “The Travel Ban.” Its main goal is to protect the United States from foreign terrorists and uphold its national security by preventing individuals from entering the United States if they are from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. More than two years later, the order has lost its media attention, resulting in negligence for individuals who are most affected by it. My research relied on a literature review that assessed the state of America after the executive order based on three aspects: its psychological effect on Muslim Americans, its impacts on American tourism from banned and unbanned countries, and its inability to maintain national security. I addressed the question of whether the executive order has been beneficial since its implementation. Research suggests that since the ban targets Muslim majority countries, the perception of Muslim Americans has become increasingly negative, resulting in more hate speech and bullying against Muslim children. Furthermore, data suggests that the travel ban creates a perception of hostility among foreigners reducing their chances of traveling to the United States. Since 2017, a multitude of cases resulted in tourists from other countries being unfairly detained at American airports. Research studies further that this occurred more for American citizens whose nationalities were of the banned countries or had Muslim names such as Mohammad or Abdullah. Lastly, the executive order faces much scrutiny because it resulted in an increase in terrorism during its initial phase. Data shows that it has done little to protect from terrorism and other security threats, which will be discussed. Overall, the travel ban exemplifies that terrorism can not be combated with ethnic identification and, instead, creates an environment of enmity among different groups of people.