The travel ban enacted by President Trump was and is a common-sense approach to reduce the likelihood of terrorist crimes happening in America. In creating this ban, he was simply doing his job. This is not an exercise in racism or religious bigotry. If that were his goal, there are plenty of other nations that would have been far more appropriate choices.
That the travel ban has been suspended by the courts represents the degree to which those judicial bodies are willing to abdicate their responsibilities in order to push a political objective. It is also a measure of their contempt for the law.
The Ninth Circuit, in continuing the suspension of the president’s ban, claims as a reason for its decision the erroneous fact that the Trump administration has not been able to point to any residents of those seven nations as having committed acts of terrorism in the US. In making this ruling, these judges apparently believe that travel from nations cannot be banned until after their citizens commit violent acts in the US. That’s a ridiculous argument made only worse by the fact that it isn’t even true, as we’ve recently learned.
Here is the the court’s reason for stopping the travel ban: “San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit court of appeals said, ‘The government has pointed to no evidence…that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.'” That is an incredibly stupid position to take. But even if you buy into it, there is plenty of evidence of terrorist acts committed by aliens from those countries named in the travel ban.
Here’s the news that puts the Ninth Circuit court’s ruling in perspective: “Since 9/11, 72 individuals from the seven mostly Muslim countries covered by President Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ executive order have been convicted of terrorism, bolstering the administration’s immigration ban. According to a report out Saturday, at least 17 claimed to be refugees from those nations, three came in as “students,” and 25 eventually became U.S. citizens.” So we’re not only letting terrorists into the country, but we’re allowing them to become citizens?
Regarding these 72 terrorists, The Center for Immigration Studies’ director of policy studies, Jessica M. Vaughan, wrote the following: “President Trump’s vetting order is clearly legal under the provisions of section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which says that the president can suspend the entry of any alien or group of aliens if he finds it to be detrimental to the national interest. He should not have to provide any more justification than was already presented in the order, but if judges demand more reasons, here are 72.”
The pursuit of political-correctness is apparently more important to the Ninth Circuit court than the pursuit of justice. Should there be additional violence as a result of their egregious decision, they do not walk away guiltless.
Source: Washington Examiner