On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” This EO temporarily bans the issuing of visas to “immigrants and nonimmigrants” from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — countries listed as terrorist hotbeds by the Obama administration — for a period of 90 days. Additionally, the EO temporarily bans all refugees from those same countries for a period of 120 days while the Trump administration examines vetting guidelines for entry into the U.S.
Many in the media have fueled hysteria over Trump's EO calling it a "Muslim ban," and if you've followed events since Trump's signing of the EO, you might think the world as we know it is coming to an end because of it.
I'm not writing this to try and convince you of the merits for or against Trump's temporary immigration ban. I honestly don't care if you agree or disagree with it. I just wanted to share some interesting statistics you've likely not seen in the mainstream media because they don't fit the narrative of Trump being Hitler that many would like for you to believe.
I don't like getting involved in discussions about politics, religion or money (at least when it comes to personal finances, salaries, etc.), and I'd hoped to avoid editorializing when I post these infographics, but I really don't like it when people who claim to want to do something as noble as seek the truth honestly and without bias are no longer interested in acting like the professionals they're supposed to be and doing their jobs with integrity.
It's unfortunate that today's media can't practice real, honest journalism, which treats everyone — regardless of their political leanings — the same. That kind of journalism is impartial and objective, and its only desire is to uncover the truth — not just your side's version of the truth (whether conservative or liberal). It's why this series was started late last year (see here, here, here and here), and it looks like it's something that will need to continue for the forseeable future.
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This infographic is part of a continuing series that presents information as accurately, objectively and impartially as possible. This series of information graphics will always reveal the sources used so readers can see the data for themselves and reach their own conclusions about what these graphics reveal. We encourage you to weigh information from multiple outlets in order to make informed judgments about the subjects featured in these infographics .
Click here to find out more about the impetus for this series.