Many Americans are confused about President Donald Trump’s new Executive order on Extreme Vetting. The mainstream media is having a field day defaming Trump as a xenophobe and a racist. There was definitely some dishonest reporting from the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and such. I’ll be highlighting ABC’s report on the ban.
President Trump’s Executive Order to Protect the Nation from Foreign Terrorist entry, is a temporary ban on visas issued to individuals in countries sponsoring terrorism. Quote:
(c) Pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is detrimental to the interests of the United States and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I have determined that sufficient changes have been made to the USRAP to ensure that admission of Syrian refugees is consistent with the national interest.
(d) Pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the entry of more than 50,000 refugees in fiscal year 2017 would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I determine that additional admissions would be in the national interest.
(e) Notwithstanding the temporary suspension imposed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security may jointly determine to admit individuals to the United States as refugees on a case-by-case basis, in their discretion, but only so long as they determine that the admission of such individuals as refugees is in the national interest — including when the person is a religious minority in his country of nationality facing religious persecution, when admitting the person would enable the United States to conform its conduct to a preexisting international agreement, or when the person is already in transit and denying admission would cause undue hardship — and it would not pose a risk to the security or welfare of the United States.
The order focuses on restricting entry to those who hold terrorist values, as well as radical ideas against the Constitution, with the intent on committing violence against people of different religions, gender, and sexual orientation. Quote:
Section 1: Purpose (Paragraph 3)
In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles. The United States cannot, and should not, admit those who do not support the Constitution, or those who would place violent ideologies over American law. In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including “honor” killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.
President Trump’s main concern is our nation’s safety. Despite his critics, Trump demonstrates his concern for refugees, with his plan to vet them and provide entry into the U.S. In response to his opponents, President Trump said:
“America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days. I have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria. My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering.”
ABC had the audacity to report the following on the order; I quote:
On Monday, President Donald Trump defended his executive order that puts an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees, a 120-day ban on all other refugees, and a 90-day ban on visitors from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
His actions are coming under attack from thousands of protestors around the nation, as well as lawmakers from both parties.
“Indefinite”??? NOWHERE in the EO is written that Syrian migration is “indefinite”. Perhaps they mean there is no indicated time when the ban will be lifted, but ABC lacked the grace to clear the air. There’s more; I quote:
The White House says the travel ban is needed to keep America safe, but some national security experts say it bolsters terrorist propaganda that America is waging a war against Islam.
Nonetheless, it will prevent terrorists from simply entering our country.
Trump says his controversial executive order is similar to one signed by former President Obama in 2011 targeting Iraqi refugees. Trump also says that Obama later singled out the same seven nations as “countries of concern.”
The latter claim is true, but there are major differences in both content and context between the two executive orders.
How? Obama’s temporary ban occurred after a terrorist attack. We had the Orlando gay club attack, San Bernardino, and the Somali terrorist in Ohio. So how is Trump’s ban different again, in context?
Obama’s order involved re-vetting 58,000 Iraqi refugees already living in the United States and creating tougher screening procedures.
ABC inquired Dr. David Branham on his insight about Trump’s EO; I quote:
“There’s never been anything similar to this with immigration,” said Dr. David Branham, Associate Professor of Political Science with UH-Downtown.
Branham says since President Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. presidents have increasingly used the executive order to advance their political agendas.
Pointing fingers eh? Don’t act like you don’t have any agendas of your own, especially with your idiotic comments.
Branham says unlike President Trump’s executive order, Obama’s 2011 executive order was passed after a specific threat involving two Iraqi refugees accused of making bombs during the Iraq War that targeted American soldiers.
San Bernardino?? Orlando?? Trump’s ban came after 50 plus Americans were KILLED by Muslim terrorists! You freaking moron!
“We were in a war with Iraq,” said Dr. Branham, adding that in the current fight against extremists, “it’s very difficult to narrow boundaries on these people.”
If they support ISIS, hate gays, women, Christians, Americans, and want to kill you, then I’d say it’s pretty easy to narrow them down.
“With the Obama executive order, people could see the logic behind that,” said Branham. “It’s harder for people to see the logic behind this. We’re not seeing terrorists coming in from these countries.”
The stupidest comment yet. We had the Boston bombing, San Bernardino, Orlando, hundreds of women raped in Germany, and many Muslims in America getting radicalized through the internet. How can you say such stupid crap with a straight face, unless you have a political agenda, you moron.
Further in the report; I quote:
Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell appeared on CBS This Morning on Monday and called Trump’s executive order “a recruitment boon for ISIS”.
Another Obama pawn I bet.
“I think the order is going to make the threat worse,” said Morell.
Definitely a pawn.
Morell also responded to President Trump’s comments about the seven countries being on Obama’s list.
“This was actually part of a program to enhance the security of the visa waiver program from European countries,” said Morell. “So they enhanced it, and there’s no evidence that there’s any weaknesses to it. That’s really important context here.”
How is that and Trump’s ban the same? Europe OPEN their borders. Trump is building his borders.
Raul Ramos, Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston, says another key difference between the two executive orders concerns the way they were implemented.
Ramos says while Obama spent weeks working with government agencies and lawmakers to make sure his order was workable, Trump’s quick rollout has caused a lot of confusion for customs agents.
Trump is working tirelessly with his team to execute his plan for safer borders. This plan was in the works during his time as president-elect. And the confusion is from you, not Trump. It is you and other liars like you that deliberately twist the truth to fit you political agenda. I mean, the executive order is available FOR FREE to read, yet you decide to deceive your gullible audience anyway!
Ramos also says the closest historic parallel to this law is the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 that banned Chinese laborers from coming to the U.S. That law was repealed in 1943.
Yes, Trump is an evil xenophobic, islamaphobic, intolerant, racist, ignorant, white supremacist dictator.
President Trump has only been in office for a week, and already he’s been attacked and marginalized by the main stream media. The media has yet to learn that their tactics are not working, and we can see through their deception.