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The Soviet Union, Freedom of Movement, and Trump’s Travel Ban

Just a week ago, President Trump signed an executive order suspending refugee resettlement and blocking access to the US for the nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East.  Opposition to this order came together incredibly swiftly, as thousands of Americans went to airports to protest this action. There are, I think, a lot of reasons that this executive order drew such widespread and immediate resistance.  Some have been discussed at length. We think of ourselves as a nation of immigrants. And many, many of us have ancestors only a generation or two back who came to this Read more