Has President Trump's recent executive orders on immigration and border control changed your plans?
I'm sure most people here have read about Donald Trump's executive order severely restricting US immigration, and closing the border entirely to some nationalities, for the next three months. If not, here's a summary
. Has this affected you or anyone you know? Have your travel plans changed as a result of this situation?
As we're not currently traveling, it hasn't affected any personal travel plans, however, I do know people who feel unwelcome despite having legally entered the country and working hard and contributing to our economy. Moreover, there are other folks who simply don't want to visit the States as tourists as they simply don't find it appealing (and these are folks who would not be affected by the ban). Really, a sad state of affairs in my personal (non-TB) opinion.
I wonder how many people think about how they would truly be affected if they were treated similarly upon visiting or immigrating to another country or even faced with the possibility of such treatment when planning travel.
I don't want to sound naive, but as a Canadian living in a very plural global community that Earth has become, we do need to respect other countries and their political leaders. I am currently planning our annual month long vacation (retreat) to Arizona, USA. In this society of sensational media coverage of anything that is dramatic, be it war, blood spilled on our streets or in our homes, the media latches on to the negative. We, in North America are free. Freedom does not mean that we don't abide by rules, laws and regulations. When the pendulum swings too far in one direction it eventually swings back. The saying goes "When in Rome, do as the Romans do", when in Russia let be as the Russians do, and in America the same applies. 'In God We Trust' . I'm not here to make friends or enemies. I'm here on a neutral note.
Yes, it has, perhaps more psychologically than anything else, but it sure has. I am from Canada holding a Canadian passport and I don't hold any dual citizenship, but immigration people are often unpredictable but powerful. So, currently I am avoiding travels to the US. I had a couple of meetings in the US recently, but I skipped them.
Yes, it has absolutely affected our travel plans. We have been in Europe for the last 1 1/2 years and have now decided we will hopefully not be returning to our homeland any time soon! Just joking, but on some days we consider it....
I would feel much safer now. Just imagine These politics would have been in place in 2000. How many lifes would have been safed? In my country the government has also blood on their hands. France was warned for decades about the risk. Nobody listened.
I'm from the Philippines which is not part of the list of their banned countries but yes that's partly why I'm not going there this year as originally planned. But it's also mostly because the US dollar is so strong this year so it would be too expensive to go
It hasn't affected my travel plans as the US is about 9,999 on my bucket list of nations I will try and visit.
Funny how the Islamic nations that Trump has business in are not on the list. For example, Saudi Arabia tops the list of nations whose residents have killed US citizens on terrorism. But, Trump has business interests there!!!