One of the most controversial—and crucial—stances Donald Trump took during the campaign was to deny Middle Eastern refugees entry into this country. As President Obama welcomed thousands each year and with Hillary Clinton promising a 500% increase, Trump took the tough road and said, “No more.”
With the rising threat of terrorism in our nation, including the shocking slaying of fifty Americans in Orlando, FL, it was clear something needed to be done. The massive migration of millions of refugees into Europe has resulted in not only a shocking spike in terrorist attacks, but such cultural transformation that native Europeans do not feel at home in their own towns.
This one issue is what motivated liberals to brand Trump a racist and a xenophobe, by suggesting we temporarily ban the importation of refugees or immigrants from suspect countries. It’s clear there are Muslim nations who are hostile to the United States, fund terrorism, and are all too happy to ship dangerous individuals into our country.
Like it or not, something needed to be done.
And something is about to get done.
Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, say congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.
Trump, who tweeted that a “big day” was planned on national security on Wednesday, is expected to ban for several months the entry of refugees into the United States, except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place.
Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.
Trump received strong backlash from Muslim Americans and many liberals for his suggestion that we strengthen our immigration policies and impose better vetting.
They claimed he was doing this out of fear and hatred of other races (despite the fact that Islam is not a race). But it’s clear that most of America did not agree with the left and elected Trump, perhaps because of this one issue.
President Trump has already made good on a number of promises—and he’s only been in office for several days. His move to temporarily ban refugees and immigrants from questionable countries will send a signal to Americans—and the rest of the world—that we will not tolerate terrorism or threats to our own people.
It is a necessary step in protecting all Americans from the evils of radical Islamic terrorism, and a sign that ISIS’s impact on the world is coming to an end.
It’s about damn time.