65 Writers and Artists Urge Trump to Reconsider Visa Ban
Sixty-five of the most prominent names in literature have sent a joint letter with PEN America to President Donald Trump today, urging him not to impose a new immigration ban that would affect the ability of artists, writers, and thinkers to travel to the United States.
"In the countries most affected by the immigration ban, it is writers, artists, musicians, and filmmakers who are often at the vanguard in the fights against oppression and terror," the letter reads. "By interrupting the ability of artists to travel, perform, and collaborate, the Executive Order will aid those who would silence essential voices and exacerbate the hatreds that fuel global conflict." Read more.