How does it effect immigrants already living in the U.S.?
Muhamad Alhaj Moustafa is a trainee doctor at a hospital in Washington, D.C., he was born and raised in Aleppo and left Syria when the civil war started. He is in the U.S. on a cultural exchange visa as well as his wife who had visited her family in Qatar. She arrived back in the U.S., while she was on the airplane, Trump signed the order into play, due to her Syrian passport, she was sent back after a few hours. Moustafa is devastated and is wishing the return of his wife as fast as possible, also stating that the crowds in Dulles gave him hope.
What will happen to immigration?
The ban blocks citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Originally blocked by the federal appeals court. The revised ban imposes a 90 day ban on travelers but removed Iraq from the original 6 countries. It also frees residents and visa holders, and removes language offering preferential status to persecuted religious minorities, a provision widely interpreted as favoring other religious groups over Muslims. The permanent ban on Syria was replaced by a 120 day freeze which requires review and renewal. The number of immigrants entering the U.S was cut to 50,000 from the original 110,000. The sudden order left many stranded at airports overseas as well as in the U.S. which sparked protests all over the country.
Trump’s campaign is similar to that of the pro-brexit side, they are both centred around fueling those who felt left behind by globalization, those angry about immigration and loss of national stature. While Hilary had a similar case to the anti-brexit side, emphasizing on the horrors of the outcome if the other side were to win and urging voters to not divide.
Trump’s victory would be far more dramatic than if Brexit occurred, as it would’ve defied early polls and early voting data while Brexit was a more stable vote as it turned out to be 52-to-48 win for pro-brexit.
While “the political comparison is apropos (appropriate), the electoral comparison is not.” Says Marcus Roberts, director of international projects for the polling firm in YouGov.
When such grand political moves are made without much anticipation the fall of currency in the region is expected, and the fall of the global stock markets in the following weeks.
One of the greatest parallels between Brexit and Trump is the amount of people both brought out as some have never voted.
Both sides have plenty of supporters too frightened or ashamed to go out to publically support their choices says Newt Gingrich.
One difference between pro-brexit and trump is that pro-brexit had the support of media, the media campaigned for the “leave” while trump always had a rough relationship with the media constantly calling them out for creating conspiracy news on him.
One reason why Brexit passed was that it was always a respectable opinion to hold, even to those who didn’t agree. Trump stands for a lot of values that are often looked down upon in modern society such as misogyny and xenophobia in a way that Brexit did not.
This was my analysis of the similarities and differences between the effect Brexit will have on immigrants against the effect President Donald Trump's travel ban will have on immigrants.