US President Donald Trump bans Syrian refugees and different nationals.
As noted in the previous edition, US President Donald Trump announced a ban on Syrian refugees and nationals of “countries of concern,” such as Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia.
Draconian refugee policies are leading to division and fear of the “other” in American communities and across the world more broadly. Many fears and concerns relating to security are founded on valid arguments, but border security cannot be used as an excuse to delegitimise refugees and asylum seekers and deny them their human rights.
How to change the bleak future regarding human rights
Adversity, hatred, and fear can be stomped out provided we can all come together and unite for a change that is rooted in a human rights discourse. Recognising the importance of equality, dignity, and freedom for all people will allow us to move toward a more just society.
BA (UNSW), LLB (Macquarie University) – student at law.