Seven people US would've missed with Trump's Muslim ban

Seven people US would've missed with Trump's Muslim ban
2 min read
30 Jan, 2017
Just a few faces we may not have seen had Trump's immigration ban always been in place.
Steve Jobs and Hamid Akhavan, both tech giants [Getty]
On Friday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to temporarily halt refugee resettlement and severely tighten restrictions on travel and immigration, specifically from Muslim-majority nations. The ban sparked worldwide condemnation, as protests continue to take place in several countries. 

So we here at The New Arab wanted to remind the leader of probably one of the most powerful countries in the world of some of the faces we may not have seen had the travel ban always been in place:

Steve Jobs - The biological son of a Syrian immigrant, Jobs founded Apple, becoming a celebrated businessman, inventor and designer.

Steve Jobs is the son of a Syrian immigrant [Getty]
Yasser Seirawan - a chess grandmaster, author and commentator winning the US championships four times. He is a Syrian-British immigrant to the US.


Pierre Morad Omidyar -
 a French-born Iranian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and former CEO of eBay and famously became a billionaire aged 31.  

Salar Kamangar
- an Iranian-American is a senior executive at Google and former CEO YouTube brand.

Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid a Somali fashion model, actress and philanthropist. 

Iman is renowned fashion model [Getty]
























Hamid Akhavan-Malayeri 
an Iranian-American, is a business executive, former CEO of Siemens and is currently a partner at a New York based Private Equity firm.

Mo Farah - British-Somali double-double Olympic gold champion whose family is based in the US. He slammed Trump's immigration ban, calling it a policy of "ignorance and prejudice".

Mo Farah was vocal against Trump’s immigration ban [Getty]