FEATURING DEEPA IYER – While Donald Trump wasted no time in enacting and enforcing his ban on Muslims from certain countries, the mass grassroots opposition to Trump’s policies also wasted no time in mobilizing. Thousands of people gathered at major airports around the country over the past weekend demanding that those individuals with legal resident permits or valid visas who were detained by Homeland Security be allowed in to the country.
At the same time, two federal judges ruled separately on Trump’s Muslim ban executive order, granting a temporary stay on enforcement. As a result, most if not all of those who were detained have been let back in. But the fight is far from over. Trump has dug his heels in and many of his fellow Republicans are with him.
Deepa Iyer, Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and author of the book, We Too Sing America.