'I Am a Muslim Too'
Opponents of Donald Trump's immigration travel ban held a "I am a Muslim Too" rally in New York City's Times Square on Sunday, February 19. The rally came as Trump's administration has indicated that it's in the process of rewriting his controversial immigration ban so that it can more easily pass court muster. A Seattle judge had placed a temporary restraining order, stopping the ban until his decision on a legal challenge to it, and a California-based appeals court upheld that TRO. The "I am a Muslim Too" rally was designed to show solidarity for people affected by the immigration ban. According to USA Today, it was organized "by several groups, including the non-profit organization Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU)." Trump's ban temporarily stopped immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, and it indefinitely banned immigration from Syria. The ban provoked enormous controversy and chaos at American airports after it first came down, in part because it caught people off guard and roped in people who had already been granted green cards, although the administration later clarified that the ban did not apply to people with green cards. Donald Trump has said the ban was necessary in order to protect Americans from Islamic radical terrorists, as the countries affected by the ban have had ties to terrorism. However, critics have said that refugees from those countries have not been responsible for mass terrorism attacks on American soil. The ban has caused protests throughout the country since it was first announced, and critics have called it a "Muslim ban." Trump has denied that the ban is a "Muslim ban" because it doesn't affect most Muslim-majority countries in the world. (Getty)