In class blog response – Social Issue

Ashwag Mokbel & Azzall Monasser

Social Issue: Travel ban in the US

Why is this social issue a problem?

It separates families, creates hatred and racism, and forbids immigrants and refugees from finding shelter.

What are some of the causes and effects of this issue?

Causes: Fear of false terrorism, limiting refugees, and capitalism.

Effects: Separating families and leaving people homeless.

Who does this issue impact?

Visitors, families, the 7 banned countries, violates the fundamental principles of equal protection and religions’ freedom. Also, causes the people from the banned countries who still live in the US, to live in fear.

Keywords for research: Travel Ban, US OR USA OR United States, Immigration


“Immigration Travel Ban.” Congressional Digest, vol. 96, no. 3, Mar. 2017, p. 2. EBSCOhost,

Lewis, Helen. “The Banality of Trumpism. (Cover Story).” New Statesman, vol. 146, no. 5352, Feb. 2017, pp. 22–23. EBSCOhost,

The reason we chose these two as sources was because they both contained detailed explanations of what the travel ban was. As well as what countries that were targeted. It discussed how the current president of the United States Donald Trump, attempted to ban seven third world countries. It gave background information on who, what, where and why the travel ban was initiated.


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