The Donald Trump Presidency

Two important details from President Trump’s refugee ban

Two major details have emerged of President Trump’s refugee ban, which are worth addressing.

1: President Obama’s administration issued a similar ban in 2011 for Iraq, after it was discovered that terrorists had infiltrated the flow of refugees. And were there any mass protests or a cacophony of mass outrage?

2: There have been some reports of legal citizens of the United States among others, being detained and unable to gain access into the country. Of course, this is unfortunate, but given the ban remains in its infant stages, these issues should be quickly resolved. Furthermore, the Secretary of State maintains a capacity to “on a case-by-case basis, and when in the national interest, issue visas or other immigration benefits to nationals of countries for which visas and benefits are otherwise blocked”, so the ban is not blanket and unshakable on all migrants coming from Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc.

5 thoughts on “Two important details from President Trump’s refugee ban

  1. It would have been wise to release all the details at the time the executive order was made. Hundreds of Canadians doing business in the US were also detained. Border security did not know what to do. It’s not as though Canada is a strange country to the US.

    1. I enjoyed the open border with the US. We could go to great hockey games, concerts and of course do a lot of shopping. Today the once two hour trip can take up to six hours to cross the border. My family has lived here since 1642 and I am no threat to the US.

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