On Friday afternoon, Donald Trump signed one of the most controversial executive orders to ever cross the desk of the Oval Office: An immigrant and refugee ban that would stop refugees from entering the U.S. for three months — longer for Syrian refugees, many of whom are desperately fleeing the bloody civil war in their country — and block citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days. If you're unable to attend a protest, here are some anti-refugee ban memes and images you can share on your social media accounts to let everybody know where you stand.
As immigrants and refugees tried to enter the United States after Friday afternoon, when the order went into effect, many were detained in American airports and/or stopped in foreign airports. This included those who were in the U.S. legally and had left the U.S. legally for work or travel reasons, expecting to return to the country that had issued them a green card, dual citizenship, or visa. By Saturday night, mass protests were engulfing many U.S. airports, including JFK, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, and more.
On Saturday evening, a petition brought by the ACLU on behalf of two Iraqi detainees led a federal judge in New York to issue a temporary stay on the ban. However, the stay only applies to those who are in the U.S. or en route, and is expected to be shut down by the White House as soon as Trump's administration is able to.
This Powerful Photo
This Quote From Malala Yousafzai
These Phone Numbers To Call
These are phone numbers of key Republican Senators. Call & demand rejection of immigration ban. Phone calls are only thing they respect. pic.twitter.com/RBbHBExCv2— Elizabeth Gilbert (@GilbertLiz) January 28, 2017
This Abraham Lincoln Quote
This First Amendment Quote
Trump: ban Muslims! Ban legal immigrant Muslims! Make America great again!— Jennifer McAuliffe (@JenniferJokes) January 29, 2017
Founding fathers: dude wtf no pic.twitter.com/ttLADvqg03
This New Yorker Extract
The President's Mom is an immigrant. The President's wife is an immigrant. This isn't about immigrants. This is about religion & race. pic.twitter.com/Os8PZLydu2— Neil W. Blackmon (@nwblackmon) January 28, 2017
To Share Information
RT RT RT RT RT RT RT— FacePaulm Revere (@facepaulmrevere) January 27, 2017
for your immigrant friends and/or their parents pic.twitter.com/dylfug8SUP
This Quote From Mark Zuckerberg
This Memo From The New York Times' Editorial Board
RT if you know that banning immigration from Muslim-majority countries is not who we are as Americans. Period. pic.twitter.com/uHuswPqbmM— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) January 25, 2017
Don't Let It Happen
Trump's second executive order today will defund cities and states that protect people's rights without regard to immigration status. pic.twitter.com/nN1rs1n2NC— ACLU National (@ACLU) January 25, 2017
If You Love How California Is Handling It
Photos Of Protests
Immigration ban not sitting well with America. pic.twitter.com/PV6NQZml10— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) January 29, 2017
This Simple Meme
If You're In D.C.
A Bit Of Mr. Rogers Inspiration
We Are Greater Than Fear
The Statue Of Liberty Cries
Fight With Facts
This Heartbreaking Image