The National Iranian American Council, protesting against such new guidelines, started the #grandparentsnotterrorists hashtag in social media. It wants to show how this ban can hurt families. According to Shayan Modarres, the group’s legal counsel, the President of the U.S. should protect American families and not separate family members. He added to the website of the advocacy group that this ban is inhumane and does not bolster U.S. security. It only creates divisions by making a few Americans to second class citizens only due to their ancestry. The National Iranian American Council has encouraged individuals from the six affected nations to tweet their grandparents’ photos as a protest.
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