When the US government imposed a travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, some travelers were outraged, but others were happy to help out.
Now, that anger has subsided.
On Tuesday, more than 6 million people signed an online petition to allow the US to resume travel to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, with most of the rest of the world still banned from entering the US.
The ban is not the first time Americans have sought to ban foreign nationals from entering their country.
It was signed into law by former President Barack Obama in 2015, and the Trump administration signed it into law in June.
But while the ban has been widely popular, it is still not popular enough to convince many Americans to leave the country.
The travel ban has attracted widespread attention and controversy, with many people, including President Donald Trump, and even a handful of members of Congress, saying it has harmed the United States.
But the petition’s success could have an effect beyond the ban, said Sarah Binder, who is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
The number of people signing the petition has increased significantly since Trump took office.
The Trump administration has been criticized for not acting quickly enough to prevent the travel ban, and for not providing enough information to the public about the ban and its effects.
The travel ban is likely to be a rallying cry in the coming days, Binder said.
While some people are happy to get out of the country, others are concerned about the safety of those who may return, including those who live in areas under attack by ISIS.
“The petitioners are asking that we stay out of their country and we’re all trying to do what’s best for everyone,” Binder told TIME.
“We’re trying to figure out how best to get a solution to the problem without risking our lives.”
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