Monday, March 6, 2017

Donald Trump’s Administration Unveils New And Improved Travel “Ban” 2.0 (REACTION)

Donald Trump’s administration has created a new set of regulations to enact the previously-blocked travel “ban” on certain middle eastern countries. The justification for the ban is that these countries cannot provide accurate information about the individuals that claim to be coming from their countries. For instance, in Syria, one of the places that produces travel documents such as Visas and Passports had been taken over by ISIS. So it’s possible for people to produce their own travel documents outside of the purview of any Government. Which can leave a country open to receive hostile guests. Bashar Al-Assad, the President of Syria, has confirmed that there will be hostile agents posing as refugees that will wind up in the West. 

The new set of rules were introduced at a press conference featuring three members of Trump’s cabinet - Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Donald Trump was not there, but the directive came as a result of his, and his cabinet’s, tireless efforts. They all presumably expect that this new action will get a negative action by courts, but the way in which it’s worded will make legal action to stop it more difficult than the original one which was admittedly flawed. 

Monday’s press conference and ensuing news reports reveal that the total number of refugees admitted into the country in one year will have a cap of 50,000 - rather than the previous cap of 110,000 enacted under Obama. The travel restrictions are temporary as a means to sort things out before they are resumed again. Refugee restrictions are for 120 days while restrictions from specific countries are for 90 days. Iraq was taken off of the list due to Iraqi interpreters who are assisting the US military being denied entry into the United States and also Iraq stepping up their cooperation to make sure individuals who come from their country are who they say they are.