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Friday, February 03, 2017

100,000 ways President Trump made us safer

A week ago, President Trump put a temporary halt on visas from a list of seven countries compiled by the Obama administration: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The media immediately lied and distorted this list to humiliate the president and the nation that elected him, sparking riots that the Left had already planned. Never Trumpers clucked their tongues.

But Trump and his supporters knew better, and hung in there. The results of the first week of this a temporary ban were startling.

More than 100,000 visas have been revoked since President Trump’s executive order on immigration and travel was signed on Jan. 27, government lawyers revealed Friday in a Virginia courtroom.
The number came in an answer to a question from the judge about how many people have been affected by the order, CNN reported.
Erez Reuveni, from the Office of Immigration Litigation at the Civil Division of the Justice Department, also said no returning legal permanent residents — those with green cards — had been turned away.
The judge extended a temporary restraining order against removing lawful permanent residents until next Friday.
All the drama -- all the Fake News about a non-existent "Muslim ban" -- the Fake News about it being unconstitutional or illegal -- all the Fake News about an elderly mother dying because of the ban (she died five days before the ban) -- were for naught.

President Trump persevered, and 100,000 potential terrorists are not in America today.

Maybe after extreme vetting, most of them will be. But given the decades-long struggle against Radical Muslims, we cannot be too sure. We must err on the side of caution.

“Of course I fully understand the fear of letting terrorists come into this country. It should be enough when they found that I have a diplomatic passport, [that I’m a] former prime minister. Turning people away was heart-wrenching.' That should be enough for them to understand that I don’t represent any problem or threat to this country and [to] let me go immediately, but they didn’t.”
Trust but verify.

We have airport security frisking little old ladies. 

"Do You Know Who I Am?" doesn't cut it.

This is America. We are all equal. You were once a prime minister? That's nice. Now answer the damned question.

How undiplomatic to call out people who were doing their job to protect their nation.

If individuals related to Pakistan are blamed for another terrorist attack on American soil, Trump would likely to punish Islamabad, they continued.
"Indeed, it was after the late 2015 San Bernadino shootings, perpetrated by a couple with deep links to Pakistan, that then candidate Trump announced his support for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S."
Almost half, or $400 million of the $900 million of the U.S. Coalition Support Fund aid to Pakistan budgeted for 2017 is conditioned on Islamabad seriously combating the Haqqani network and a loss of these funds would certainly hurt Pakistan's widening current account and fiscal deficits, the analysts flagged.
By deep links they mean the woman was from Pakistan.


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  1. " Never Trumpers clucked their tongues."

    Actually, some of them muttered, some of them clucked.

    You can probably see where I'm going with this.

    1. I'm guessing, mutter cluckers?

    2. We have a winner!

      "Damsels of Deer-Hunting, Swimsuit Issue" or "Beer of the Month" subscription?

  2. Trump is winning in court over his immigration policy. In Boston the ACLU filed a lawsuit, got a temporary restraining order in its favor for two clients with green cards, but now the judge has ruled the matter moot and has (quite sanely) deferred to the president's wide authority to set immigration rules:

    “A non-citizen has no inherent property right in an immigrant visa,” the judge said. “Thus, because an alien does not enjoy a property right in a visa, he has no due process right that protects the manner in which a visa is revoked.”

    This point of law should have been obvious to the ACLU attorneys, because it was obvious to me as a non-lawyer from the get-go, but clearly the ACLU was throwing allegations and legal claims against the courtroom wall, hoping some sympathetic liberal judge would allow it to stick. Apparently no such luck in this lawsuit. They'll try again, not out of a love of freedom and individual rights, but because they hate America.

    1. Butbutbutbut...some allegations and claims stuck before!!111!!!
      Yeah, and it really irritated Americans.
      That's how you get Trump.

    2. Well, they tried and did it again; got a federal judge in Seattle that W appointed to sign a nationwide restraining order. DJT's gotta work on the weekend thanks to those morons---the judge and the guy who appointed him!

  3. Saw that and smiled.

    And now we know something of the extent of the problem.

  4. So now a Bush-appointed judge in the 9th Circuit has issued a nationwide restraining order against the immigration ban in the case of a lawsuit filed by the state of Washington. This surprises me because I was under the distinct impression---perhaps an incorrect one---that the orders of circuit courts do not apply across circuit court boundaries, which is why with regard to many other issues the judicial results have so often been very different when the same matter has been argued in different circuits across the nation. Indeed, I'd say this judge's decision renders the president almost impotent when it comes to setting immigration policy.

    1. I wondered about that too, but the Dreamer injunction was nationwide too. I have yet to find an explanation. The order is here.

    2. I contacted Law Newz to see if they could answer this question. Will update oif an answer is received.

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    5. As promised: The Seattle judge overstepped his authority.

  5. The flaw in the Leftards' gameplan is that they're all about "Resistance".

    They've forgotten about Survival, Evasion, and Escape.

    Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.

  6. It's one of the best things Trump has done in his first 2 weeks on the job.

  7. The 100,000 statement was revised to 60,000. However these are countries that Obama's Admin said needed additional vetting for their citizens traveling to the US; but 60,000 have visas from the Obama Admin!
    "After United States President Donald Trump ban(ned) people from seven Muslim countries, it has been reported that Gulf emirate Kuwait has put a similar ban in place in which the country has slapped a total visa and travel ban on citizens of five Muslim majority countries. The move taken by Kuwait has attracted wide-scale criticism which has put a travel ban on five Muslim countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan – considering it (them) to be ‘unstable’." Why is this not in the US MSM?…/list-of-5-muslim-countries-face-vis…/