Illustrators From Around The Globe Show Their Solidarity Against Trump’s Refugee Ban Through Heartwarming Visuals

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Right image by quiversarrow, left image by risarodil

 

Last Friday, US President Donald Trump signed a contentious executive order banning visa entry from seven predominantly Muslim countries – Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Somalia and Yemen.

Many have criticised the move, including leaders such as Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. The tech industry also expressed concern, with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn and many more explaining that the industry’s much needed diversity, which fosters innovation, comes from immigration.

In line with Shepard Fairey’s formerly featured ‘We The People’ posters, more creatives have taken to show their support against the entry prohibition through heartwarming illustrations.

Hank Green, CEO of video production company Complexly, took to Twitter last week rallying artists to fight against the restriction.

Green posted, “For every reply to this tweet with a hand-drawn message of support for immigrants, Muslims, and/or refugees, I will donate $5 to the ACLU.”

At time of writing, Green has already donated US$11,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – an organization that works to protect the individual rights and liberties promised by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Other illustrators have also uploaded their works to Instagram under ‘#NoBanNoWall’. View some the artworks below.

 

Image via NicaMinoru

 

Image via hankgreen

 

Image via Khallion

 

Immigrants Unite 👩🏿👳🏽‍♀️👧🏽 #NoBanNoWall #WeAreOne #KnowYourMagic #UnitedWeStand

A post shared by Riva Nyri Précil (@rivanyri) on

Image via rivanyri

 

Video via writersmonkey

 

Image via katebingburt

 

Image via mischievousdesign

 

 

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