Jan 31, 2017
The Muslim ban. President Trump campaigned on it. He asked Rudy Giuliani how to implement it legally. And on Friday—Holocaust Remembrance Day, as commentators have noted—he issued the executive order blocking individuals who hail from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country.
In these dark times, we can be heartened by the concrete results of the civic activism that took place over the weekend. Notably, some Republican lawmakers and governors have come out against the ban after concerted efforts to lobby them. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado initially wrote off the calls he was getting, saying they were paid protesters, not constituents. Sunday, after protests and visits to his office, he made a statement against the ban. But there is still much work to be done.