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With the terrorist attack in Canada, we are reminded again that civilized North America is in the crosshairs of the world’s barbarians and killers. This happened as criticism spreads against Donald Trump’s recent immigration executive order that temporarily bars immigrants from countries with a history of terrorism.
The political left fails to understand that the need for extreme vetting of immigrants is NOW. Not next week. A president should do whatever he needs to do to protect our people. If this means inconveniencing some green-card people or delaying some Muslim immigrant families coming from a country that’s famous for breeding or training terrorists—so be it.
It’s not America’s fault that some refugees cannot present reasonable credentials showing they are probably not a terrorist threat. The burden of proof is on the refugee. This country is not a Welcome Wagon for the rest of the world who want to live here (or who will commit illegal acts here), in spite of the dreary leftists who try to tear down America’s greatness. These are the same non-patriots who have turned the need for extreme vetting of some refugees into a partisan, Hate-Trump issue.
Trump’s way can be contrasted with Obama’s way of vetting when he was president. Obama shortened the vetting process from 19-24 months to three months, and he failed miserably to vet or verify information obtained on most Syrian refugees. The U.S. refugee coordinator in Jordan was interviewing 600 refugees per day, and rarely excluding anyone. Obama ordered “just let them in”, so he could achieve his goal of 12,500 Syrians settling here in 2016 and 110,000 more refugees arriving before he left office.
Liberals justified this vetting charade by claiming the U.S. would be “invading the privacy” of the refugees if vetting was done effectively.
Trump’s fast action on the immigration bar is being criticized. The left claims he should have announced the temporary bar in advance of its enactment, a naive claim. If Trump had said “This immigration bar will start a week from now”, guess what would have happened? Terrorists and deadbeats world-wide would have been alerted to get their travel visa immediately, not wait. Trump was acting like any effective CEO who had taken over a company in trouble, and started immediately to turn the company around.
Now enter, stage left, Chuck Schumer the Senate Democratic leader, the actor crying crocodile tears to stoke emotion from the leftist bleeding hearts. Does the Senate have a safe space for fragile Chuckie to retreat to? Chuck’s time could be better spent crying over the Americans who have been killed by radical Islamists in the name of Allah. Schumer did not cry in 2011 when Obama banned travel to the US from “seven Muslim-majority countries”. No Schumer tears fell when Obama’s Homeland Security pushed for the “Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015”.
Huh? Obama had a “Muslim ban” in place two years before the Trump “Muslim ban”? Has the infamous mainstream media told you about that? Isn’t MSM’s failure to report real news a form of fake news? What is, without doubt, fake news is the MSM report that Trump’s selection of seven countries is connected to his business interests.
So, let’s see what we have here– FACT: Obama selected the seven Muslim-majority countries two years ago and slapped travel bans on them. FACT: Nationals from those countries were targeted and barred from traveling to the U.S. FACT: Trump’s temporary ban applies to the same Muslim countries restricted under Obama’s policy. FACT: Trump’s policy extends Obama’s existing policy, but Trump didn’t invent the ban.
That’s not the way an untruthful media, and its thousands of reporters, reported it. Perhaps that’s because over 90% of establishment media people supported Trump’s opponent.
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