On Friday (January 27), the President signed an order putting a four-month hold on allowing anyone from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia and Libya to enter the US. Even those holding valid green cards and visas issued by the US, or people who have dual citizenship with another country not on the list, will not be allowed entry to the country under Trump’s new rule.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has branded Trump’s decisions since assuming office an all-out assault on civil liberties, while Queens of the Stone Age have called the President “a barf inducing, fascist, clown penis”.
Below, check out a selection of other reactions to the immigration ban from prominent figures in the music world.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 29, 2017
— LILYALLEN2.0 (@lilyallen) January 28, 2017
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017
My heart is breaking today for the Muslim community around the world ??
— troye (@troyesivan) January 28, 2017
I try to keep my politics off of twitter, but the ban on refugees is disgraceful. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty. I love you all.
— thnx fr th gvng (@markhoppus) January 28, 2017
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) January 28, 2017
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 28, 2017
Meanwhile, in the midst of the immigration ban controversy, more than a million people have signed a petition seeking to prevent President Trump from making a state visit to the UK.
It has emerged that while protests against Trump’s immigration ban were taking place at airports across America, the President was actually enjoying a screening of Finding Dory at The White House.