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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

Eliminate discriminatory travel restrictions as soon as possible!

by Biddy Ragsdale on July 26, 2016

19.323 NEEDED

TARGET 20.000 SIGNATURES 677 supporters


The American Dream was “open” for everyone who wanted to be a citizen of America, to share its values, to be an honorable member of the USA, willing to be part of the American society. The number of people who decided to become citizens had to deserve this privilege, had to be worth of it. After numerous people earned this right, more and more citizens came in America and established themselves there. Whether that was more or less legal, it is not to be discussed, but assumed that all was done in a perfectly legal background, context. These being said, America was full of people.

Authorities thus decided it was time to impose certain travel restrictions. Not only are they harmful to people, but are bad for business as well. We are all living in an economical world. How can we clinch contracts, how can we expand our business worldwide if such restrictions are imposed?

In December 2015, the United States enacted a law that ends visa-free travel for individuals based on their Middle Eastern or African heritage.

Their answer: national security measures. Amid unlawful attacks in Paris and Brussels, the American authorities thought that they’ll be safer if they say: “Nobody in, nobody out”.

Until now, U.S. citizens and those the European Union, Japan, South Korea and several others – 38 countries total—enjoyed visa-free travel. The discrimination refers to Middle East and Africa. The press states the following: “Travelers of Middle Eastern and African descent (for example, Europeans of Iranian descent), will have these travel privileges revoked”.

These restrictions not only harms people’s right, but they also “could negatively impact U.S. business interests”. We are in 2016. How is this even possible? With so many organizations trying to abolish discrimination of any type, how can America, the biggest nation in the world, discriminate so outrageously?

Public figures or even CEO’s, developers do not agree with these restrictions. Adriana Gascoigne, Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech: “It’s not just the direct impact, it’s the unforeseen repercussions that is concerning. This law is essentially a form of ‘sanction’ against our closest allies and trading partners: Europe, Japan, Korea, etc. We should be working with them, not against them”.

“Discriminating based on national heritage is inconsistent with American values”

Support the bipartisan Equal Protection in Travel Act!

Only you can make #equaltravel!


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