This whole travel ban craziness has gotten a little out of control.
All President Donald Trump wanted to do is put a temporary immigration ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries that are known terrorist hotspots. That’s all.
It has nothing whatsoever to do with bias or discrimination, and everything to do with the safety of American citizens.
The administration also wants to cut legal immigration by half, which is a damn good idea. We really need to sort some things out in this country, correct?
But Trump’s team keeps running into liberal roadblocks; one of the most recent was a federal court’s decision not to reinstate that travel ban, which liberals applauded and sent Republicans scrambling for an appeal.
The writer who discovered the omission is Brookings fellow and Lawfare editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes who noted the order skipped a major part of the U.S. code on “inadmissible aliens,” which Trump had publicly cited in defense of his immigration order.
LAWFARE: “Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this (the) statute.” A disgraceful decision!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2017
The statute reads in part:
“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
Wittes added that this statute should give Trump “sweeping power” to restrict entry and yet, “the panel did not bother even to cite this statute.”
Yeah, well, that’s par for the course these days.
Even federal courts aren’t above tossing the law to the wind, provided they make Democrats happy. The question now is whether or not Trump’s team can use this to their advantage, and get that travel ban back in place.
If they don’t, more atrocities will take place at the hands of criminals who should NOT be here. At the bare minimum, they should be deported the instant they commit such a heinous crime.
We need to protect ourselves. That’s all Trump is trying to do. GOT IT, liberals?