The United States Should Allow Muslims to Enter the Country
Imagine you were a Muslim trying to get into the US. After a lot of travel you, finally touch ground, and they turn you around because of the country you came from. This ban is not constitutional, due to it being racist and not right. Most people think that every person in the Muslim religion is a bad person, but that’s not true. Although, there are criminals in all race and religion, the majority of them are nice. I believe that citizens from all countries should be allowed to come into the US regardless of their race or religion.
First of all, the ban on several countries does not have any merit. The Department of Homeland Security stated that they have not found any evidence that people from the banned countries are dangerous (Singhvi). Donald Trump also thought he could get away without going through Congress. He is acting like a dictator and that is not how this country works ( Hamilton).
“The only good Muslims are most Muslims… The overwhelming majority of Muslims are peace-loving, hospitable people” (“Are Most Muslims Terrorists?”). Secondly, most Muslims aren’t bad people, but everyone seems not to look at the good things they do, they just look at the bad. For example, the Muslims raised money for the Jewish cemetery that other people from their religion destroyed. Muslims also raised money for the Detroit Water Fund when they didn’t have good drinking water (“Year in Review”). There are many bad stories you can hear about every religion. But, if you look harder you can find a lot more nice stories.
Another reason is that Muslims aren’t a big hazard. No terrorists from the banned countries has had a deadly attack in the US. Also, Libyans or Syrians haven’t even been found guilty for planning an attack (Singhvi).
Some people think that we shouldn’t let anyone from these countries in because we shouldn’t take the risk. Everyone who wants to live in the US comes here for a reason, a lot of the time it is for freedom. If we send someone back from where they came from, they might be put in danger. Remember, during the Holocaust, German Jews were not allowed to enter the US because people thought that they could have been Nazi spies (Bier). We as the US should step out of our comfort zones and let in everyone all around the world.
Third of all, when you think of Muslims, what do you think about? Most people think about ISIS.
“I am a Muslim but ISIS does not represent me or my religion.”
– Mohamed Zeyara
This quote helps us to realize that ISIS doesn’t define the whole Muslim religion. As you can see, this ban is not right because it goes against the law. This ban focuses on Muslim countries but, Muslims aren’t a big hazard and not all of them are bad. For all those reasons, I think we should let people from every country be allowed to become a citizen of the US.
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