President Trump is under heavy attack and America is overflowing with protests after a temporary ban was ordered last Friday. The ban essentially placed a hold on citizens that were coming from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
The liberal crybabies alongside the pandering and propaganda of the mainstream media has fanned the flames of hysteria so high right now that it’s almost too dangerous to be on the streets it seems.
To dispel the liberal propaganda I am going share with you 8 things that everyone should know about this executive order. This is the information that the media doesn’t want you to know because it will destroy their agenda.
1. Trump Invokes 9/11. The executive order states that the visa-issuance process needs review because of failures leading up to 9/11, and further attacks afterward. It is true that there have been a bevy of high-profile terror attacks on American soil from refugees and others approved by the American visa system: the Boston Marathon bombing; the Ohio State terror attack; the St. Cloud, Minnesota machete attack; the New York/New Jersey bombing attacks in September 2016. Here’s a fuller listing. The executive order states, “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.”
2. The Order Suspends Visas From “Nationals of Countries of Particular Origin.” The Secretary of Homeland Security, as well as the Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence, are tasked under the order with determining the standard necessary for visa entry within 30 days. All entry into the United States is suspended, “as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order.” This isn’t unprecedented – Jimmy Carter issued a cancelation of visas for Iranian citizens in 1980.
3. More Countries May Be Coming. Under the executive order, the Secretary of State is told to request information from foreign governments in accordance with the report of the DHS and DNI. The DHS and Secretary of State are then told to come up with a list of additional countries that aren’t fulfilling their informational obligations.
4. The Secretaries of State and Homeland Security Can Waive The Executive Order For Individuals. Under Section 3(g), they can “on a case-by-case basis, and when in the national interest, issue visas or other immigration benefits to nationals of countries for which visas and benefits are otherwise blocked.”
5. Refugees Are Blocked For 120 Days. Syrian Refugees Are Banned Indefinitely. Under the order, the Secretary of State is told to suspend the US Refugee Admissions program for 120 days to “review the USRAP application and adjudication process.” Syrian refugees are labeled “detrimental to the interests of the United States” until the process is revamped.
6. Priority Is Given To Victims of Religious-Based Persecution. The media has labeled the order Islamophobic based on this provision, but here’s what it actually says: Upon the resumption of USRAP admissions, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, is further directed to make changes, to the extent permitted by law, to prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality. Where necessary and appropriate, the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security shall recommend legislation to the President that would assist with such prioritization. As David French points out at National Review, the current definition of refugee under law states, “any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality . . . and who is unable or unwilling to return to . . . that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of . . . religion [among other things].” This executive order isn’t a major change to that standard, and it is designed to give priority to Syrian Christian refugees who have largely been left high and dry by the Obama administration.
7. The Order Limits The Number Of Refugees in 2017 to 50,000. The media’s been going nuts over this one, but this is well in line with prior refugee numbers before the last couple of years, as French points out.
8. It Was Apparently Interpreted by Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Top Advisor Steven Miller To Cover Those With Green Cards. When questions began to stream in about whether the order applied to legal residents from the seven countries at issue, the Department of Homeland Security immediately said yes. Then, apparently, Bannon and Miller overruled them, leading to confusion.
There you have it, folks. Please share this everyone so that the truth is known by all.
H/T [ GOP The Daily Dose ]