Consequently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stopped enforcing portions of the order and the State Department re-validated visas that had been previously revoked. Some critics have accused the order of being a "Muslim ban" because the order only targeted Muslim-majority countries.The order was criticized by members of Congress from both parties, universities, business leaders, Catholic bishops, top United Nations officials, a group of 40 Nobel laureates, Jewish organizations, 1,000 U. diplomats who signed a dissent cable, thousands of academics, and longstanding U. Supporters of the ban responded that it only affected 13% of Muslims worldwide, that the countries were previously selected by the Obama administration as areas of concern for terrorist activity, and that the ban was only for 90 days while the administration developed "extreme vetting" procedures to reduce the probability that terrorists enter the United States from these countries."Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate".Homeland Security lists these countries as Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.Immediately, there were numerous protests and legal challenges.Two months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, U. This resulted in the relocation of approximately 120,000 people, many of whom were American citizens, to one of 10 internment camps located across the country.
The relocation of Japanese-Americans into internment camps during World War II was one of the most flagrant violations of civil liberties in American history.The new order was also not signed in front of the press."To our allies and partners around the word, please understand this order is part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate vulnerabilities that radical Islamic terrorists can and will exploit for destructive ends," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after the executive order's signing. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to uphold a federal judge's restraining order on the travel ban in early February, delaying the executive order's implementation.After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941, rumors spread, fueled by race prejudice, of a plot among Japanese-Americans to sabotage the war effort.In early 1942, the Roosevelt administration was pressured to remove persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast by farmers seeking to eliminate Japanese competition, a public fearing sabotage, politicians hoping to gain by standing against an unpopular group, and military authorities.