Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration from a number of Muslim-majority nations, among other provisions, and liberals are freaking out.
Contrary to the hysterical liberal media, President Donald Trump did not ban Muslims – they can still enter the US if they aren’t from countries which are engaged in terrorist activities or undergoing invasion from terrorist organizations. Those seven countries Trump is temporarily banning travel from (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen) aren’t even listed in Trump’s executive order. Instead, the order simply says “countries referred to” in the “Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015″… which was signed into law by Barack Obama.
Trump also issued an indefinite suspension of accepting refugees from Syria.
Obama set the rules for Trump’s temporary travel ban, and in fact, once implemented a refugee ban himself. The only difference is that when he did it, liberals didn’t care, nor did it attract much mainstream media attention. In fact, Trump pointed that out in a statement he gave regarding his executive order:
“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.”
H/T Zero Hedge
In fact, Obama’s Iraqi refugee ban was a well kept secret. The American public didn’t learn that the ban even occurred until 2013, when ABC News revealed that it had occurred two years prior.
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