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The internet is fighting back against executive orders that President Donald Trump signed today regarding the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Syrian refugees and Muslim immigration. In response to the potentially dangerous policies, social media users fought back and shared their stories with #NoBanNoWall. Many users also shared how others could take action.

On Wednesday, Trump ordered the construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to “bolster national security.” According to the New York Times, other measures include temporarily banning Syrian refugee admissions and severely limiting the number of people from Muslim countries:

“The refugee policy under consideration would halt admissions from Syria and suspend it from other majority-Muslim nations until the administration can study how to properly vet them. This would pave the way for the administration to slash the number of displaced people who can be resettled on American soil, and would effectively bar the entry of people from Muslim countries — including Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Syria — at least for some time.”

In a scathing Facebook post, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect responded to Trump’s actions, saying, “the Statue of Liberty weeps.” Criticizing his words and actions, Executive Director Steven Goldstein said in the statement, “President Trump is beyond the wrong side of history. He is driving our nation off a moral cliff.”

According to Mic, activists Zaki Barzinji and Imraan Siddiqi started the #NoBanNoWall trend “to show a collective effort against Trump’s anti-Muslim and xenophobic immigration policies.” Social media users joined the fight, standing in solidarity against the executive orders. Thousands of people have tweeted in support of the social media movement.

Social Media Fights Back Against Trump with #NoBanNoWall

What are your thoughts on the executive orders Trump signed about the U.S.-Mexico border wall and Muslim immigration? Do you support them? Sound off in the comments section below!

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