President Trump’s Refugee Ban Does Little to Protect the Country from Attacks


While President Trump’s executive orders have received a lot of media attention, the exact details of what these orders entail are not always clearly presented. Created by news outlet Vox, this video explains what statutes the “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorists Entry into the United States” includes and how it fundamentally changes our national refugee policy, set since the end of World War II. The video also debunks a number of myths, such as pointing out that no U.S. citizen has ever been killed in a terrorist act perpetrated by a person from one of the seven currently banned countries.

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Sara Roncero-Menendez is the Online Editor for Long Island Wins. Prior to joining the Long Island Wins team, she graduate from NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and worked as a reporter for publications like Mashable, The Huffington Post, and PSFK. She became involved in immigration issues and advocacy while working towards her Masters degree at The University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. After joining the Graduate Employee Organization Local 6300, she worked on helping international and undocumented students work with the administration to get fair financial aid and fellowship opportunities. Sara also works on issues of representation in mass media, including film and television, and works on media reviews and podcast.