The #NoBanNoWall topic started when Trump became president and announced that he was indeed building a wall hugging the border of Texas and Mexico via the executive order on immigration. Which incited anger from the Mexican president; Enrique Peña Nieto, who canceled a meeting between the two because he was asked, or more appropriately, was demanded to pay for the wall. He later stated that he “wasn’t out to screw his country .” Appropriately in retaliation, the american people have started protests throughout the nation along with the Twitter having the trending hashtag #NoBanNoWall.
Trump’s executive order also included the banning of immigration, or more specifically the visas from seven muslim countries; Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The executive order states that Trump will be in the process of ending the decades-long policy of accepting refugees. With White House spokesperson saying “people from a country that has a propensity to do us harm.” During this, on Janurary 25th, more than 3,000 people gathered in Washington Square Park to show solidarity for Muslim and immigrant American communities. With political engagement director at the New York Immigration Coalition saying, “Trump put’s America’s immigrants at risk.” later following with, ” No ban, No wall, this is our New York!”