Do Not Ban Students and Workers from Entering the U.S.

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Admit foreign-born individuals traveling from Muslim-majority countries on a case-by-case basis.

Technology companies are calling on the president to allow students, workers, and those with family emergencies to be allowed into the country on a case-by-case basis. Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. from several Muslim-majority countries has effected many companies with employees who are abroad, and Microsoft has led the call for a reevaluation of the restrictions placed by Trump. The president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, wrote a letter to the Secretary of State and the head of Homeland Security asking for exceptions to the ban for those with the proper paperwork and no criminal background.

In addition to effecting work travel employees, the ban has caused parents to be separated from children, and many others to be stranded with nowhere to live. Numerous people who do not deserve to be targeted continue to miss out on opportunities, life events, and family-related medical emergencies due to this un-Constitutional order. Add your voice to Microsoft’s plea by signing this petition and demanding that individuals be allowed to enter the U.S. on a case-by-case basis.


Dear President Trump,

Children have been separated from their parents and numerous individuals have been stranded in the Muslim-majority countries on which you placed a travel ban. These people should not be punished because you want to prevent terrorists from entering the country. If anything, this executive order serves more as a recruitment tool for ISIS than it does as an effective way to stop violent individuals from entering the country.

The president of Microsoft has written to two of your agencies asking for a slight change in the rules, and I am writing to show my support. We are asking that you exempt students, workers, and those with family emergencies from the ban. Please allow those with the proper paperwork and no criminal record to enter the U.S. on an individual basis.


[Your Name Here]

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