One of the first promises of Donald Trump during his campaign was to protect the American People against foreign invaders. One week after he was sworn into office, he signed the executive order that put restrictions on the absolutely outlandish refugee program that President Obama had put into effect. Here are some of the key points that changed:
- Puts a halt on the US Refugee Admissions Program for only 120 days as it overhauls the vetting process.
- It includes an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees.
- It also puts a 90 day visa suspension on anyone coming from the following seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Categories not affected are diplomats and the UN
- The order also puts a limit on the number of refugees accepted from 110,000 under President Obama down to 50,000.
- Priority will be given to religious minorities facing persecution in their countries, such as Christians in Syria
- Exceptions could be made on a case-by-case basis
At first glance to anyone with a brain, you can see that this is a temporary limiting of people entering the country from countries that are basically active war zones. Why would the United States be willing to open its doors to its enemies or people who want to do harm or sympathize with the enemy. Iran has been a state sponsor of terror and sworn enemy to the American people. Sudan is engaged in an extremely brutal civil war with its own people. Syria is the capital of ISIS, who commit atrocities on a daily basis.
“The Constitution and acts of Congress confer on the President broad authority to prevent aliens abroad from entering this country when he deems it in the nation’s interest,” said Solicitor General Noel Francisco in court documents.
Yet ever since the travel restrictions were put in place, the Alt-Left has tried to make this a case about race. Never-mind the facts that these countries pose serious risks to the safety of all Americans, or that we cannot vet these people properly thanks to a weak Obama State Department. The Left brought their case to courts that had obvious leanings and close ties to the previous administration. Two separate times the lower courts overturned the Trump Travel Ban, allowing our country to be put at risk under the guise of Political Correctness. Both of the court cases that struck down the travel ban were Obama appointees. Let that sink in.
Foreign invaders were able to infiltrate the refugee program for almost a full year before Monday December 4th the highest court in the land passed judgement that until the case is heard before them, the travel ban will be enforced.
Immigration is one of those issues that has had strong historical significance to this country. While it is true that this country is a nation of immigrants, no one denies that, the facts still remain that a temporary travel ban until the vetting process does not stop the legal immigration process. People will still be allowed in on a case by case basis.
As for the argument that the President cannot block immigrants, that is completely false. The power over foreign policy rests with the executive branch solely. “The Constitution and acts of Congress confer on the President broad authority to prevent aliens abroad from entering this country when he deems it in the nation’s interest,” said Solicitor General Noel Francisco in court documents. So why do we have this fight currently in the courts with regards to the travel ban? Because activist Judges that were appointed by President Obama have been packed into the courts.
Federal Judges and all Judges for that matter, should enforce the rules of law as stated by laws currently on the books, enforce the laws according to the constitution and their interpretation of the constitution. They cannot go against precedent, and the constitution itself that specifically enumerates the powers of the executive branch with regards to immigration.
After this huge win, there is nothing the activist judges can do to reverse the decision of the highest court in the land. The case will be heard before the Supreme Court, where true conservative judges can educate the lower court judges what impartiality and constitutionality is.
And after the decision is handed down, the Alt-Left and the liberal snowflakes will have to accept this decision, just like they must accept that Donald Trump is their President.