Just a quick question for everyone before we get started: How many of you have been following President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban refugees from coming into the country? Even if you have been under a rock for all this week, you still heard of the order.
This is something that was done to help out the safety and security of the people of the United States. These refugees are going through a vetting process that President Trump has determined to be inefficient. Considering all the problems that Europe has had with these refugees, it isn’t something we should take lightly.
However there are people that have reacted to this order in a less than favorable way. Several prominent Democrats have been extremely vocal in how the suspension isn’t American. They can’t seem to understand that Trump is doing this to keep the American people safe.
Which is why it’s disturbing to learn that the United States government has granted waivers that would allow nearly 900 refugees to enter the country. This is going on despite President Trump’s order to suspend the program, the Department of Homeland Security said.
As stated before, Democrats have been vocal in their fight against this. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had a press conference where he appeared to have tears in his eye talking about the suspension of the program. However the Democrats have some allies on their side, as several notable Republicans have joined the fight as well.
Yes, even members of President Trump’s own party are going against him. Despite the fact that this is a temporary suspension – it’s only going to be active for 120 days – the other politicians just can’t seem to understand that.
In addition to the suspension of the refugee program, Trump’s order also blocks all people from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States. As you would expect, the other politicians weren’t happy about that. Again, this is temporary, as the government will be assessing what steps need to be taken to efficiently vet refugees that are coming into the nation.
The Republicans that are against this ban are the usual ones that we have come to know and somewhat despise. As usual, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and John McCain (R-AZ) joined up to talk about how bad the program suspension was. They released a join statement on January 29th.
“It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly betted. We are particularly concerned by reports that this order went into effect with little to no consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security. Such a hasty process risks harmful results. We should not stop green-card holders from returning to the country they call home.”
“We should not stop those who have served as interpreters for our military and diplomats from seeking refuge in the country they risked their lives to help. And we should not turn our backs on those refugees who have been shown through extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to our nation, and who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them women and children. Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism.”
Marco Rubio, a Senator from Florida, also released a joint statement, alongside Tim Scott (R-S.C.) about the suspension of the program. “…And we are uneasy about the potential impact of these measures on our military and out diplomatic personnel abroad, as well as those who put their lives on the line to work with us.”
Except time and time again, members of Trump’s administrative Cabinet have tried to downplay people calling this order a “ban.” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said, “This is not a travel ban. This is a temporary pause that allows us to review the refugee and visa vetting system.”
It’s honestly disturbing that these members of Congress can’t seem to understand that this is for the good of the country. The Obama State Department even said that ISIS was among the refugees that are hiding out and waiting to get into the country. Don’t you want a better vetting process to keep Americans safe? Or is that too much to ask for?
It’s not just the people coming into the nation that are going to be investigated. The Trump Administration has said they would re-investigate the Syrian refugees that were admitted by Obama. This is a welcomed change considering all the problems that refugees have been causing in Europe and other places they were admitted.
Of course these refugees are just going to be a burden on the people that work for a living. Muslim refugees that are accepted to other countries are offered some voluntary jobs just so they are not bored all day long. Except these refugees decline the work, saying that it’s against their religion.
Share this article with your friends and family to show them that despite the suspension of the program by President Trump, the United States is still going to accept nearly 900 refugees. Considering all the opposition to the order that other Republicans and Democrats had, they’re pretty happy. Why can’t they realize that this was done for safety reasons?