Many on the Left have tried to paint the temporary ban prohibiting travel into the U.S. from those specific nations as a “Muslim ban.” Either they are terribly uninformed or they are lying. My vote goes for lying.
The seven nations on the list are Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Seven nations specified by the previous administration. It bans entry of all travelers from those nations, not just Muslims. The executive order doesn’t even mention Muslims.
The five largest predominantly Muslim nations in the world are not on the list. Of the world’s 1.7 billion Muslims, 90% are not affected by the temporary ban.
So how can anyone say with a shred of honesty that this is a “Muslim ban?” If you hear anyone in the government or the media call it that, you know they are doing so to advance their own agenda.
With the temporary travel ban, the President is simply pausing the immigrant admissions process for a short while so that the Department of Homeland Security can figure out ways to more safely allow people in those countries to come here. Each of the seven nations represent a unique vulnerability in U.S. security.
As things now stand, it is almost impossible to properly vet visa applicants from these nations. That’s why DHS needs some time to devise new guidelines and procedures before the process resumes.
As President Trump told members of the U.S. Central Command, we don’t want to import into America the very threats that our soldiers are facing on the battlefield.
Now, doesn’t all of this sound reasonable? And responsible? We normal folks think so. But, apparently, members of the judiciary on the Left Coast (appropriately labeled, if you ask me) don’t think so. Just yesterday, a panel from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld the original judge’s stay of the ban.
Once again, they found no fault with the President’s authority to do this. (That makes me wonder how they would have responded to President Obama’s order suspending these programs for six months if any Democrat state attorney-general had bothered to sue President Obama to stop his ban. Hmmm. Doesn’t that make their motives sound a bit suspect? Just saying….)
Once again, the appeals court seemed to feel that the President’s temporary ban might cause some inconvenience for a few foreign students studying at universities in the states of Washington and Minnesota. Never mind the President’s unquestioned authority to do it or the danger some incoming “refugees” might pose to Americans.
Or never mind that President Carter completely banned the entry of all Iranians, then had the FBI hunt down and deport all Shi’ite Muslims from Iran and many Iranian students.
Of course, at that time the Muslim Brotherhood had not exerted several years of influence on a Presidential administration and the Democrats weren’t so desperate to flood America with millions of questionable, military-aged immigrant men from the Middle East.
On top of that, we’ve had an additional 40 years of delusional, anti-American attitudes inculcated in our youth at America’s colleges and universities.
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No one argues that the ban was not rather messy in its implementation. It was abruptly announced on a Friday afternoon. Lower-level officials were caught off-guard. Interpretation of the new order varied from location to location. It created confusion.
There were some unfortunate detentions, but in the end, everyone was allowed in and no one was detained for more than a few hours. In all, just a couple of hundred travelers (of more than 350,000 entering the country that day) were subject to the review and all were released.
Within a couple of days, many of the kinks had been worked out and it was announced that all valid “green card” holders either in the country, en route, or about to embark would be accepted.
But, to be fair, there was a compelling reason for the abruptness of the ban’s announcement. To make something like this go smoothly, it would have to be publicly announced in advance. Seminars would need to be held to teach DHS and TSA personnel how to implement it. In other words, the very terrorists we are trying to prevent from entering the country would be notified well in advance just how much time they had to get into the U.S. before the welcome mat is yanked.
That sort of defeats the purpose of the whole operation. For the order to work, it had to be done without warning.
But the terror organizations needn’t worry. The judges on the West Coast have your back. You now have plenty of time to get your stuff together and get over here before rational thinking is restored!
transmitted by Hal Lindsey – 2/10/2017