As early as the 28th of January 2017, US President Donald Trump received a hailstorm of criticism from foreign leaders and local constituents due to his executive order to ban immigrants and travelers from entering the country. Foreign Muslim-majority states highlighted in the prohibition include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.  

Contrary to the popular belief that all Americans condemn the president's immigration policy, more than half of the country actually supports the travel ban to-and-from the aforementioned Muslim-majority states. It would seem that the silent majority does not resonate with the general opinion of liberals and the international community.

According to the similar reports published by CNBC and The Hill, 49 percent of the Americans believed that the travel ban on Muslim-majority states provides a better sense of security. 41 percent are against Donald Trump's immigration policy. Only 10 percent represents the apathetic or neutral side.

Apart from the Democrats, celebrities and CEO's of huge American companies represent the 41 percent who fiercely opposes the travel ban on suspected Middle Eastern nationals. The decision seems fundamentally at odds with what makes the United States a multi-cultural nation.

Despite the loud disapproval of visible American personalities, the president fiercely defends his position. Donald Trump justified his executive order on his Twitter account, which generated over 160,000 positive responses from followers.

His predecessor, Barack Obama, is just one of the many huge personalities that do not agree with Donald Trump singling out a number of Muslim-majority states. In fact, the former president was concerned that the executive order is solely grounded on paranoia.

Meanwhile, protests continue across the country in the light of Donald Trump's seemingly unpopular decisions. This temporary travel ban is just one of the many policies that continue to divide the American people.