Trump’s Travel Ban: Unraveling The Mess

President Donald Trump’s travel ban may be the first step toward rejecting jihadist refugees entering the United States from countries known to sponsor terror or that rate high on the GTI (Global Terrorism Index). In a statement on January 29, 2017, President Trump said his policy was “similar” to an Obama order that “banned visas for refugees from Iraq. Why are so many people protesting Trump’s policy, since it is like Obama’s that was not protested, and who are the protesters?

“A total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of the nearly 85,000 refugees who entered the country in that period, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center. That means the U.S. has admitted the highest number of Muslim refugees of any year since data on self-reported religious affiliations first became publicly available in 2002″

It appears Obama’s agenda was to intentionally discriminate against Syrian Christians while actively bringing Syrian Muslims to the US.

Immigration data Pew Research Center

As many Christian refugees entered the United States in 2016 as Muslims, but most did not enter from Syria. The total Syrian refugees let into the United States rose 606% in 2016. Obama admitted 12,486 Muslims, 68 Christians, 24 Yazidis. Fox News reported the number of Christian refugees to be 56. 

Newsweek said this: “The BBC says that 10 percent of all Syrians are Christian, which would mean 2.2 million Christians. It is quite obvious, and President Barack Obama and Secretary John Kerry have acknowledged it, that Middle Eastern Christians are an especially persecuted group. So how is it that one-half of 1 percent of the Syrian refugees we’ve admitted are Christian, or 56, instead of about 1,000 out of 10,801—or far more, given that they certainly meet the legal definition?

The problem of the sudden rise of Muslims in America actually began in 2015. The Washington Times reported on November 17, 2015, Less than 3 percent of the Syrian refugees admitted to the United States so far are Christian and 96 percent are Muslim, the result of a referral system that Republican Sen. Tom Cotton says “unintentionally discriminates” against Christians. Most of the jihadist refugees entering Europe were from Syria”.

Therein lies the problem: The lack of Christian Syrian refugees in 2015 and 2016 vs the huge influx of Muslim Syrian refugees during the same time period. It appears Obama’s agenda was to intentionally discriminate against Syrian Christians while actively bringing Syrian Muslims to the US.

How many of the Syrian Muslims added to the US population are jihadists looking for war and conquest? In Europe, one in 50 Syrian refugees entering could be a member of Isis, a Lebanese government minister has claimed. Up to 5,000 jihadists are feared to be in Europe after returning from terrorist training camps, the head of Europol said.

Even though there have been no terror attacks by Syrian refugees in the United States, the well-founded fear of such a future event remains. Reports of jihadis pouring over the US-Mexican border proliferate. The warnings of America becoming a safe haven for jihadist attacks are numerous. President Trump has been paying attention and now is trying to do something about America’s safety. 

I love my muslim neighbors

The real issue is not limited to immigration. Within the immigration issue is religious ideology. America is now divided. What was once considered a Christian nation has turned into a chaotic religious conquest by Islam.

Taking advantage of Lady Liberty’s motto, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”, these new immigrants are anything but ‘huddled’. They are coming to conquer America!

The big surprise is the number of Jews who support the immigrant position and criticize President Trump. Jared Kushner’sown  grandmother is outraged at Trump’s travel ban comparing what happened to the Jews during the holocaust to what is now happening to Muslims in America. ‘For the Jews the doors were closed. ‘I can never understand this. Even our good president, Roosevelt. How come he kept the doors so closed for us for such a long time?’ Slate wrote that Mrs. Kushner warned of the real dangers that another political leader like Hitler rising to power: ‘to warn the rest of the world to be careful. Who is coming up on top of your government?’ In the interview, she predicted another “crazy guy like this, like Hitler. A racist.” Mrs. Kushner said that she told her own children: ‘Let’s hope it’s not gonna happen again. It can happen if you don’t watch who comes up’, she said referring to President Donald Trump.

Has Mrs. Kushner lost her mind? The Jews were in danger during WW2. Today, the Jews, Europe, America and the entire planet are in danger from Islamic jihadists infiltrating every nation on earth. President Trump has a Constitutional duty to protect America’s borders, not hold them open like Europe and Germany who now openly regret doing so.

Christians and the ‘moral majority’ were apathetic in recent decades as prayer was eliminated from schools and the Ten Commandments removed from courthouse lawns. Not exercising our religious rights has resulted in moving headlong toward another religion that does not allow diversity of opinion as Christianity does. The time that ministers warned about in the 1960’s as arrived. 

The religious showdown may be settled in the courts. It will be called a Constitutional showdown, but the underlying issue will be religious. Will America continue to be a Christian nation in decline or will it be a Muslim nation on the rise?

Aside from the cultural and religious issues the immigration problems have brought to light is the cost of resettlement of refugees within the United States. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, “Each refugee from the Middle East costs taxpayers $64,370 — 12 times what the UN estimates it costs to care for one refugee in neighboring Middle Eastern countries. The cost of resettlement includes heavy welfare use by Middle Eastern refugees; 91 percent receive food stamps and 68 percent receive cash assistance. Costs also include processing refugees, assistance given to new refugees, and aid to refugee-receiving communities. Given the high costs of resettling refugees in the United States, providing for them in neighboring countries in the Middle East may be a more cost-effective way to help them“.

The problem is that no middle east neighboring nations will take these refugees. The surrounding nations are Muslim with the intention of keeping out Christians and Jews. Taking refugees would mean vetting them, something they would likely do better than Europe and the US under Obama did. It would also require paying the cost of resettlement into their countries. They probably have the means to pay the costs, but no desire to do so in order to keep their Muslim purity.

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — with wealth amassed from oil, gas, and finance, collectively have far more resources than the two Arab states that have taken in the most Syrians: Jordan and Lebanon”.

Then there is the problem of double standards. Six nations listed on Trump’s controversial executive order, which prohibits citizens of seven countries from visiting the US, also impose travel bans of their own. According to information supplied by IATA, the International Air Transport Association, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Libya all forbid Israeli passport holders from entering their countries, along with 10 other nations: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates”.

Complicating the travel ban issue is that Trump has conflict of interests because of his businesses in the middle east. Trump, failing to remove himself as President and owner of his businesses, has left him vulnerable to criticism. His foreign policies, then, will come under heavy criticism by his detractors who will accuse him of being in the oval office only to continue building his business empire. 

President Trump is attempting to correct the discrimination against Christians coming to America and to stop allowing jihadists into the US by slowing down the influx which will allow for proper vetting. Let us not trade our misplaced tears in order to place all Americans – including those who cry out in protest – in danger.

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