President Trump’s newest travel ban is still blocked, because one of Obama’s appointed judges and college classmate, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson made a major ruling on it in Hawaii. Of course, what the MSM media won’t tell you, is one of the plaintiffs, Iman Ismail Elshikh, added only in late February, is the Iman tied to the Muslim Association of Hawaii.
So while the travel ban is still blocked, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has instructed U.S. Embassies around the world to toughen their screening for visas and include mandatory reviews of social media accounts of some applicants.
With all the violence in Europe and the recent terrorism attack in London, you would think Democrats would be a little more supportive of President Trump’s “extreme vetting” policies. Democrats still think we should be putting the needs of immigrants before the safety of Americans. Seriously?
H/T Western Journalism:
While President Donald Trump’s newest travel ban remains blocked by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has instructed U.S. Embassies around the world to toughen screening for visas, including mandatory reviews of social media accounts of some applicants.
Reuters reports diplomatic cables sent by the state department says visa applications for “populations warranting increased scrutiny” warrant the heightened screening process.
The first two cables, sent March 10 and March 15, were received before a federal judge in Hawaii ordered a temporary restraining order nationwide on Trump’s revised travel ban.
Additional cables were sent on March 16 and March 17, revising the previous instructions after courts had blocked the order.
Trump’s revised ban prohibits citizens from Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from getting visas for at least 90 days, refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. Iraq was included in the ban’s first version.
Tillerson also wants a mandatory review of social media accounts from any applicant who’s been in territory controlled by the Islamic State.
Immigration rights’ advocates criticized the guidelines, saying profiling people based on faith will not determine if the applicant actually presents a real threat.
“Most posts already have populations that they look at for fraud and security issues,” Jay Gairson, a Seattle-based immigration attorney, told Reuters.
“What this language effectively does is give the consular posts permission to step away from the focused factors they have spent years developing and revising, and instead broaden the search to large groups based on gross factors such as nationality and religion,” Gairson said.
Virginia Elliott, a spokeswoman for the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, said in a statement to Reuters it was working to execute the president’s ban “in accordance with its terms, in an orderly fashion, and in compliance with any relevant court orders, so as to increase the safety and security of the American people.”
Of course, this is not new news. President Trump has all along supported “extreme vetting” for immigrants, especially those coming from countries that support or fund terrorists. Unlike Obama, President Trump is trying very hard to put the safety of our nation and Americans FIRST.
Unfortunately we have a judge, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson, in Hawaii, who was from Obama’s college “choom gang” as Sean Hannity calls it, who blocked Trump’s travel ban. Did I mention that the block came within 24 hours of Obama’s visit to Hawaii, and that Obama just so happen to be dining within 5 minutes of Watson’s courthouse? Coincidence? I don’t think so?
So excuse me, but we can’t help it, if the illegal immigrants that are causing violence just happen to be coming from certain countries and happen to have a few things in common – like radical Islamic terrorism. Is it so outrageous of Trump to have “extreme vetting” procedures in place to protect Americans?
If Democrats or liberal judges appointed by Obama want to call THAT “judicial overreach” well then, what else can I say? They’re morons who are putting the needs of immigrants before the safety of Americans. Or maybe, as Hannity says, they’re all in the “choom gang”.
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