By Bryce Spadafora
Members of the St. Bonaventure University community gathered on the front steps of Plassmann Hall today to show solidarity for those affected by President Donald Trump’s recent executive order.
The executive order, released last Friday, restricts citizens from Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq from entering the country. News outlets have reported that some United States citizens have also been denied entrance into the country.
According to the executive order, its purpose is to, “protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States.”
Opponents of the order have argued that it targets groups of people who have never committed terror attacks in the United States and are of very little threat to national security.