US President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Libya has created a global storm of sorts, marked with protests in several counties and affected individuals and businesses trying to find appropriate solutions in face of the new immigration rules.
Now, a new report has emerged, wherein, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has acknowledged that even Pakistan could be included in the list of banned countries in the near future. Reacting to this, Imran Khan, former Pakistani cricketer and Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) party, said that he actually wants the US to ban Pakistanis, as it would help bring back its talent. He said that when Pakistan’s top brains are back in the country, it would aid its growth and development.
Reports of people being offloaded from planes are also coming in from various countries in the world. Air France has reported today that it had to offload 15 passengers due to the new immigration ban imposed by Trump. These people, who were destined for the United States, have now been taken back to their point of origin. In another such case, a group of people has been stopped from flying to the United States from Dubai International Airport. They too have been repatriated to their point of origin.
However, there’s also been some good news coming in, as Canadian Prime Minister has said that refugees affected by Donald Trump’s immigration ban are welcome in Canada. Mr. Trudeau posted his message on social media, along with a photo of him greeting a Syrian child at Toronto airport.
“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” he tweeted. His tweet has become a huge hit and is now trending in the country. As global citizens, we can only hope that more such countries can come forward to accept innocent refugees and make the world a better place.