Peter Singer joined PRI to discuss the consequences of Trump’s ban on travel and immigration:
Fear can lead to dumb decisions.
And that could be an unintended consequence of US President Donald Trump’s ban on travel and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to Peter W. Singer of the New America Foundation.
“If this executive order had been put into place back in 2001, it would not have stopped either 9/11 or any single act of terror in the United States that has occurred since,” Singer says.
Take the case of Qian Xuesen, a Chinese scientist Singer recently wrote about in Popular Science.
Qian was born in China in 1911 and came to the United States in 1935 to study aeronautical engineering at MIT. He later took a job with the US government and worked on several programs, including ballistic missile technology and the Manhattan Project, the secret atomic bomb program.