Flooding America with Muslims: What is The Left’s Endgame?
“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.”
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 is very clear. It grants to the President of the United States power to determine 1) if an alien or class of aliens might be detrimental to the interests of the US, and 2) deny them entry. Unlike so many federal statutes, one does not need a law school education to understand this provision.
The President does not have to explain why he believes such aliens could be detrimental since this authority is totally at his discretion. Moreover, he has total authority to select the length of time that he would deny such aliens entry.
George W. Bush’s Mistake
Under this statute, President George W. Bush could have, and should have, stopped all entry into the US by anyone from the 13 identified terrorism-sponsoring nations. Moreover, given that the 19 terrorists who slaughtered almost 3000 Americans had come here WITH U. S. GOVERNMENT PERMISSION, but overstayed their visas, all citizens from these 13 nations could have and should have been deported by the end of September, 2001, with an invitation to re-apply for another visa after tougher vetting requirements had been established.
Not A Right, A Privilege
The hysteria from the Left has ignored one basic fact: A foreign national living on foreign soil has absolutely NO “right” to enter the US. Zip. Zero. Nada. Indeed, such persons do not have ANY rights under the US Constitution. They may have the privilege of entering the US on work visas, tourist visas, refugee visas or numerous other visas, but this is TOTALLY based upon statutes enacted by Congress, WHICH CAN BE OVER-RIDDEN at the discretion of the US President.
The federal government’s main duty is the protection & safety of American citizens. Our government and politicians have NO obligation to foreign nationals.
Based upon research conducted by the Obama Administration, seven countries were identified as having either poor or no systems of documenting their citizens: Libya, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen & Syria. Therefore, when their citizens apply for US visas, our government is unable to determine their backgrounds, plans, affiliations, attitudes to insure that the applicant has no plans to harm Americans.
In an effort to protect Americans, President Trump signed an executive order on January 27th which would temporarily restrict entry of citizens from these seven nations, thus allowing the Feds time to create better vetting procedures. The restriction would have only been in effect for 90 days for any person from these seven nations, and for 120 days for any foreigner applying for refugee status from any nation.
The attorney general of Washington State promptly filed a complaint with a known Liberal federal district court judge in Seattle. Completely ignoring this federal statute, this activist judge ruled the temporary travel restriction to be unconstitutional. The Trump Administration appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which promptly upheld it. Now, that was a shock!
Based upon the Ninth Circuit’s written reasons for “outlawing” the first EO, the Administration revised the language and issued a new executive order on March 15th. The new EO placed temporary travel restrictions on citizens of the same countries, minus Iraq, and modified enforcement procedures.
More Faux Plaintiffs
Still not satisfied, The Left dug up a faux plaintiff and filed a complaint with a federal judge in Hawaii who promptly found that the second EO would harm tourism. Say what? Beautiful Hawaii attracts people from all over the world. Just how many tourists would they be losing during the days this EO would be in effect? Moreover, Hawaii has never accepted any refugees for resettlement. I defy anyone to find a woman wearing a hijab in Hawaii.
While handwringing over the future of the refugee resettlement program, a federal judge in Maryland also stopped this second EO. Well, yes, THAT is the point. President Trump is placing the safety of Americans ahead of the PRIVILEGE of foreigners moving to the US. Last week the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ALSO showed it’s lack of concern for the safety of Americans.
You have to ask yourself: Why is The Left more interested in bringing foreigners to the US than in the safety of Americans? What are their short and long term goals in flooding America with citizens from terrorism-prone countries? Please, readers, give me a clue.
Diane L. Gruber
Attorney At Law