These Children Stood Up to Trump’s Immigration Ban With Their Own Protests
One week after children participated in the historic Women’s March to protest Donald Trump, kids across the U.S. are once again speaking out against the new president.
On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order banning all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order includes a 120 day-ban for refugees, which many people on social media called a Muslim ban.
Protests at several major U.S. airports erupted over the past weekend as a response to the controversial executive order. Many parents reportedly used the demonstrations as a teachable moment for their children by having them participate in the protests.
Here are 11 tweets showing children stand up for the rights of Muslims and refugees:
— Leva Zand (@LevaZand) January 30, 2017
— TRANG ? (@trngngn) January 30, 2017
— Avanti Mankar (@avantimankar) January 30, 2017
— jaanki patel (@jaanki_patel) January 30, 2017
— Nicholas Kole (@FromHappyRock) January 29, 2017
— Faiza N. Ali (@faiza_n_ali) January 29, 2017
— Steve Sobel (@steve_sobel) January 29, 2017
— Daniel Medwed (@danielmedwed) January 29, 2017
— Glenn Mack (@glenn_mcan) January 28, 2017
— Reza Caviani (@rcaviani) January 29, 2017
— Martin Ponce (@martinponce767) January 29, 2017
In response to the massive protests to the Muslim ban, the Trump administration loosened restrictions on legal residents holding green cards returning to the United States from overseas travel.
For many Muslim Americans, the protests were a symbol of hope.
“To see so many people of so many ethnicities coming out and showing support makes me so proud,” Tasnim Islam, a 27-year-old student from Bangladesh, told Time magazine.