Newly-elected President Donald Trump has backed his decision to limit travel to the U.S. from nations that have a Muslim majority because doing so will ensure religious freedom in the States, he claims. He said that the move will prevent intolerance from spreading in the U.S., while his critics claim that the President's move is breeding intolerance, while also not being constitutional. Trump added that the world is in trouble and he will fix it because fixing things is what he does. The POTUS recently had a spat with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger regarding the religious unity that is promoted at the National Prayer Breakfast.

What the Travel Ban entails

The order in question essentially put a stop to the U.S. refugee program for 120 days, while Syrian refugees are being banned indefinitely. Additionally, people from at least seven Muslim countries are being barred for 90 days, including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The POTUS said the move will help to protect the country from terrorist attacks despite the statistics that show most of the citizens in these Muslim nations are peaceful, but live in a difficult social and political situation that they are trying to escape. The move follows the promises that Trump made during his campaign to impose stronger regulations on immigrants, especially those coming from nations with a large Muslim presence.

Scientists and Doctors speak out

There are dozens of science and medical groups that have denounced the President's moves, noting that it will hurt the nation, as many talented scientists and doctors come from underprivileged Muslim nations, come to the U.S., work hard, and help to make a positive impact on the country.

The numbers don't lie, as about 25% of practicing physicians in the U.S.

were born and educated overseas. The most recent statistic come from 2013, which show that there were 2,101 applicants from 11 countries with a Muslim majority, with 40% matched into a U.S.-based residency program.

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