On January 27th, Trump signed an executive order that restricted immigration from seven countries flagged by Obama’s Department of Homeland Security. The order also suspended refugee applications from those same countries. The immigration restrictions were to be in effect for 90 days, and the refugee suspension was to last for 120 days.
In the meantime, government officials would work to come up with a better vetting process. And then immigration and refugee applications could resume.
The left lost its collective mind, calling the executive order a Muslim ban and stating it was unconstitutional.
A judge blocked the executive order on February 3rd.
During the hearing, Judge Robart stated that since 9/11 there have been no arrests of foreign nationals from the seven nations targeted by Trump’s executive order. Zero.
Too bad he didn’t do a simple Google search.
If he had, he would have found that at least 72 people hailing from these countries — many of them here as refugees — have been arrested and convicted of terrorism or terrorist-related crimes.
Among them, a man who used his car and a knife to attack and injure 13 people at Ohio State University.
Now, the Trump administration hasn’t handled the executive order or the pushback all that well. Which is too bad, because they were on the right side of the issue.
In the meantime, since the judge blocked Trump’s order, refugees are coming in from the seven countries in questions — countries that are embroiled in jihadist wars — at a faster rate than ever.
Trump is going to try to rewrite his order to overcome the judge’s objections while still keeping potential terrorists from sneaking into our country by playing on our compassion. In the meantime, you might want to write to your representatives in Congress to let them know what you think about the whole mess.
And go here to see just how wrong Judge Robart was on this issue.