Democrats, the Left and the Media are howling at President Trump’s new restrictions on immigration from countries known to harbor Radical Islamic terrorism.
Protests around the country are exclaiming that these bans are “not normal”, “Not who we are” and unamerican.
Except these policies are perfectly in-line with what multiple administrations, including the one of Barack Obama, have done to handle the issue of terrorists infiltrating the United States through our visa and refugee programs.
As you can tell, this list is FAR larger than the one President Trump is using. But how did President Trump decide on Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen as countries in need of extra scrutiny?
Obama signed into law in 2015 a measure requiring “extreme” vetting of the seven listed countries. These countries were picked because each is either in the throes of chaos and civil war or openly supportive of terrorism.
It didn’t just start there. In 2011 the Obama administration even stopped processing refugee visas from Iraq for a full SIX months! Twice as long as President Trump’s 90 day halt of visa issuance from Iraq and six other terrorist harboring countries. This ban included those who worked with our forces in Iraq:
One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.T
This was all before the REAL rise of ISIS and the migration crisis got really out of hand. Where were the protests and outrage then?
We also can’t forget President Obama’s complete failure to secure Syria and stop the spread of ISIS and other terror groups into the country, causing an already catastrophic Civil War to reach genocidal proportions. Obama didn’t do enough to fix his own mess and left it to Trump. But President Trump is being attacked for doing what Obama had already done. This is the height of hypocrisy.
As you can see Donald Trump isn’t doing anything “extreme” or “un-American” or “not normal.” In fact, he is continuing and strengthening policies already set in place by George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
But of course the media and the Left doesn’t want you to know that.