- The rising controversy on Trump's travel ban has had one positive effect, writes Bruce Feiler
- It has brought together people of different religious traditions, he says
Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times best-sellers, including "Walking the Bible" and "Abraham." His new book, "The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us," will be published in March. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)President Trump's dramatic executive order blocking Syrian refugees from the United States and suspending immigration from some Muslim-majority countries has had a tumultuous impact. Children have been separated from their parents, teachers have been kept from their schools, Christian families have been turned away from American airports. Everyone from politicians to corporate executives has denounced the move. Scores of protests erupted around the country. The scope of the outrage appears to have caught even the White House by surprise.