Letters to Donald Trump feat. on Granta.com

In January, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. The order sparked a series of mass protests and was blocked by federal judges. Six weeks later, on Monday 6 March , Donald Trump signed a new, modified version of the order. The ban prevents citizens of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from obtaining visas to the US for at least 90 days, and blocks the admission of refugees into the US for 120 days. The new ban takes effect on 16 March.

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Dear Mr. President..

The Author:

Journalist and author Armin Langer was born in 1990 in Munich as the son of Hungarian migrants, he grew up in Vienna and in Sopron. He works as a freelance journalist for the German newspapers ZEIT OnlineTagesspiegel,  TAZ and Frankfurter Rundschau. He is a board member of the Jewish community of Sim Shalom in Budapest and coordinator of the intercultural initiative "Salaam-Shalom" in Berlin-Neukölln. 

In Autumn 2016 he published his book "Ein Jude in Neukölln: Mein Weg zum Miteinander der Religionen" (A Jew in Neukölln: My way to the coexistence of religions), Aufbau Verlag, Berlin.