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Seven Inconvenient Facts About Trumpís Refugee Actions
Breitbart ^ | 01/29/17 | John Hayward

Posted on 01/30/2017 2:19:29 AM PST by Enlightened1

The sober and logical reasons for President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and visitors are rising above the noise after an evening of hysterical over-reactions and emotional meltdowns on the nation’s TV networks. Advocates of sane, secure immigration policy have long noted that it’s almost impossible to have a reasonable discussion of the refugee and immigration issues, because it’s been sentimentalized and politicized beyond the realm of rational thought.

This weekend brings them another superb example of media-magnified shrieking about fascism, bleating about “white nationalists,” howling about “religious persecution,” false invocations of the Constitution, and theatrical sobbing on behalf of the Statue of Liberty.

For readers who want to wallow in the emotion, examples can be found in this handy dossier of hysteria compiled by the Washington Post. But clear-eyed adults prefer to examine plain facts about Trump’s executive order:

1. It is NOT a “Muslim ban.” You will search the Executive Order in vain for mentions of Islam, or any other religion. By Sunday morning, the media began suffering acute attacks of honesty and writing headlines such as “Trump’s Latest Executive Order: Banning People From 7 Countries and More” (CNN) and printing the full text of the order.

Granted, CNN still slips the phrase “Muslim-majority countries” into every article about the order, including the post in which they reprinted its text in full, but CNN used the word “Muslim,” not Trump. The order applies to all citizens of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. It does not specify Muslims. The indefinite hold on Syrian refugees will affect Christians and Muslims alike.

As Tim Carney at the Washington Examiner points out, the largest Muslim-majority countries in the world are not named in the Executive Order.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: facts; refugee; seven; trump

1 posted on 01/30/2017 2:19:29 AM PST by Enlightened1
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To: Enlightened1

1. It is NOT a “Muslim ban.

2. The order is based on security reviews conducted by President Barack Obama’s deputies.

3. The moratorium is largely temporary.

4. Obama banned immigration from Iraq, and Carter banned it from Iran.

5. Trump’s refugee caps are comparable to Obama’s pre-2016 practices:

6. The Executive Order is legal:

7. This Executive Order is a security measure, not an arbitrary expression of supposed xenophobia.


2 posted on 01/30/2017 2:21:35 AM PST by Enlightened1
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To: Enlightened1

A good read. Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 01/30/2017 2:27:01 AM PST by Ciexyz (Happy days are here again, with Trump/Pence!)
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To: Enlightened1
Also, of the top seven countries with the largest Islamic populations, only Iran is affected. If this was a TRUE Muslim ban, it would mean people Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and the large Islamic minority in India would be banned--and they're coming into the USA with no significant restrictions.
4 posted on 01/30/2017 2:44:54 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Enlightened1

Watching Shumers disgusting,phony lacrymose display yesterday turned my stomach.


5 posted on 01/30/2017 2:50:27 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Saw that. Can’t even bring myself to open up the story, it’s so nauseating.

Where will be his tears once a massive terror attack occurs on our soil?

Oh, it already has ...


6 posted on 01/30/2017 3:04:10 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Enlightened1
howling about “religious persecution,”

What they'll be doing while Moe saws their heads off. Hey it's his culture and law! Who are you to denigrate it?

7 posted on 01/30/2017 3:29:43 AM PST by rawcatslyentist
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To: Enlightened1

Does not the USA Constitution state the first duty of the government is to the defense of the country?


8 posted on 01/30/2017 4:14:56 AM PST by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: Biggirl

It is NOT a muslim ban.

That’s too bad, now isn’t it? A muslim ban is EXACTLY what we need now.

AND for the foreseeable future.


9 posted on 01/30/2017 4:20:13 AM PST by Flintlock (The ballot box STOLEN, our soapbox taken away--the BULLET BOX is left to us.)
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To: Enlightened1

The media lies and distortion about this executive order are disgusting. Dumber still is the liberal lie that there will be registration of all Muslims in the US. Objective reporting of facts is dead in this country.


10 posted on 01/30/2017 4:34:44 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Enlightened1

“1. It is NOT a “Muslim ban. et al.”

I appreciate the summary. We need more of them.


11 posted on 01/30/2017 4:42:15 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: Enlightened1

Trump’s Refugee and Immigration Ban Recalls Past Exclusionary Laws Carter, Clinton and Obama
http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/18/the-obama-administration-stopped-processing-iraq-refugee-requests-for-6-months-in-2011/

The Past Six Presidents Have All Used The Executive Power To Block Certain Classes Of Immigrants
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/16/the-past-six-presidents-have-all-used-executive-power-to-block-certain-classes-of-immigrants/

American
Involvement with
Violent Extremism,
201
https://sites.duke.edu/tcths/files/2017/01/Kurzman_Muslim-American_Involvement_in_Violent_Extremism_2016.pdf

MORE HYPOCRISY: Obama Banned all Iraqi Refugees for 6 Months in 2011 – Liberals SAID NOTHING!
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/hypocrisy-obama-banned-iraqi-refugees-6-months-2011-liberals-said-nothing/

law
http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/2017/01/29/ban-muslims-others-already-u-s-law-8-u-s-code-1182/#sthash.cTqAuEEs.dpbs

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1952


12 posted on 01/30/2017 5:40:41 AM PST by GailA (Ret. SCPO wife: suck it up buttercups it's President Donald Trump!)
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To: Enlightened1

The real bottom line on all the Trump actions to date and the policies he will initiate in the future is.... If you don’t like the Trump administration and Trump actions... you have four years to get yourself a candidate will do what YOU want.

Putting a brick through someone’s window or marching around in some obnoxious get-up-acting like a spoiled child throwing a tantrum because mom won’t buy candy for you, will NOT work.


13 posted on 01/30/2017 5:42:46 AM PST by SMARTY ("Nearly all men can stand adversity...to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln)
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