Perhaps the most controversial move of Donald Trump’s presidency thus far has been his travel and refugee ban (though it really shouldn’t be).
It was only a 90 day ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries – but still allowed 90 percent of the Muslim population to enter the U.S. It was hardly the “Muslim ban” it was described as. And in regards to the 120 day ban on Syrian refugees also implemented, are liberals going to forget the 6-month ban on Iraqi refugees that Obama enacted? I suppose so.
Circus Circuit Court of Appeals, which has previously ruled that there’s no Constitutional right to bear arms, deemed the ban “unconstitutional” and put a halt on it. Trump had two options to get around this – by appealing the ruling to a higher court, or by passing a differently worded executive order to the same effect.
As it turns out, he’s opting for the second (and quicker) option.
As the Daily Mail reported:
According to an AP report, a draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet.
A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised after federal courts held up his original immigration and refugee ban, will target only those same seven Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya.
The official said that green-card holders and dual citizens of the U.S. and any of those countries are exempt. The new draft also no longer directs authorities to single out – and reject – Syrian refugees when processing new visa applications.
This revised version patches up a problem with his prior executive order – those with Green Cards being inconvenienced and detained at airports.
Still, despite all the inconvenience the “ban” may have initially caused, the idiots protesting at the nation’s airports did more to inconvenience people than the executive order ever could’ve.