Reports out of Barbados say Barbadian Muslims have had their U.S. visas revoked.
The secretary of the Barbados Muslim Association (BMA) Suleiman Bulbulia, says that in recent weeks, there has been an upsurge in the number of revoked visas and application denials for Muslims in the country.
Bulbulia said though he is not sure if any member of the Barbadian Muslim population had come from any of the 7 predominantly Muslim countries banned by Donald Trump’s executive order, but he anticipates for the situation to worsen for local Muslims looking to travel to the U.S.
However, he noted that in the months before Trump assumed power, there were several incidents where persons had their visas revoked or were denied a visa to travel to the U.S. for business or leisure.
Bulbulia further said Trump’s executive orders are being done under the premise that it’s for security but it feels like Muslims are not being trusted, and the Barbados Muslim Association is heartened by the overwhelming support for Muslims and Muslim refugees by the continuous protests in the U.S. against Trump’s administration.