President Donald Trump signed a reworked version of his travel ban Monday, aiming to withstand liberal court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily shutting down America’s refugee program.
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The revised travel order leaves Iraq off the list of banned countries but still affects would-be visitors and immigrants from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya.
And with this latest move to protect our borders, liberals are losing it!
Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon tweeted this nonsensical statement:
Just like the old ban, the new #muslimban makes our country less safe. https://t.co/0v312XiWGJ
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) March 6, 2017
The Anne Frank Center tweeted:
.@POTUS "new" #MuslimBan out today is still a hateful and unconstitutional ban. Retweet this to show your opposition. pic.twitter.com/W9JazPaOzG
— AnneFrankCenter(US) (@AnneFrankCenter) March 6, 2017
By labeling Trump’s executive order a “Muslim ban”, these looney liberals are ignoring the facts — to rile up their base.
Here are the facts they’re ignoring –according to the Pew research center, there are 50 Muslim majority countries in the world. The six countries from which travel is temporarily put on hold make up only 12 percent of the total number of countries that are Muslim majority.
If it was truly a Muslim ban, why aren’t all 50 countries on Trump’s list?
In fact, even with these temporary restrictions on travel, there are still millions of immigrants coming into our country from around the world, they are just taking the time to do so legally.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, over one million immigrants come to the U.S. legally every single year.
In addition, over four million immigrants are granted long-term work or residency visas each year.
So while the left continues to attempt to shame conservatives for encouraging stricter border laws, it’s important to remember that the United States is a welcoming country, and remains that way even with Trump’s recent executive order.
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Trump officials say that even with the changes, the goal of the new order hasn’t changed: keeping would-be terrorists out of the United States while the government reviews the vetting system for refugees and visa applicants from certain parts of the world.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the new order Monday morning as “a vital measure for strengthening our national security.”
The White House dropped Iraq from the list of targeted countries following pressure from the Pentagon and State Department, which noted Iraq’s role in fighting the Islamic State group. An Iraqi spokesman said the change marks a “positive step” and shows the countries have a “real partnership.”
Syrians are also no longer subjected to an indefinite ban, despite Trump’s insistence as a candidate that Syrians posed a serious security threat.
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Sessions said Monday that national security is the driving force behind the ban and pointed to the cases of 300 people he said entered the United States as refugees who are now being investigated by the FBI as part of terrorism-related cases.
The suspension of the refugee program is for 120 days, though refugees already formally scheduled for travel by the State Department will be allowed entry. When the suspension is lifted, the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. will be capped at 50,000 for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
The Associated Press and The Horn News editorial team contributed to this article.