President Trump’s immigration ban facing tough criticism
Manny disagree with President Trump’s immigration ban, but the ban within the law
By Noah Sedmak
President Trump has faced fierce opposition to his new executive order. His opponents have argued his executive order is not constitutional. His challengers to the law argue it is unconstitutional because the law targets people from the religion of Islam. Also they argue banning immigrants from certain countries goes against American values.
As the president of the United States of America, one of Trump’s most important jobs is to protect the citizens of this country from danger and terror threats. Over the past eight years terror activity in the Middle East has increased greatly. ISIS has developed and has taken huge amounts of territory in the middle east, causing many people to flee for their life. Many of these immigrants have gone to European nations. Since many of the immigrants have flown to these countries, there has been an uptick in terror attacks. Notably the Brussels suicide bombings (March 22, 2106), the Nice truck attack (July 14, 2016), and the Berlin Christmas market attack (December 19, 2016).
Since becoming the president of the United States, President Trump has made it a main goal to reform the way our country vets immigrants from Middle Eastern countries that either sponsor terrorism or have high terrorist activity. In order to create the best vetting system and make sure the country stays safe in between the period the new vetting system is created, immigration must be stopped until the new system is in place. In President Trump’s new executive order immigration is only stopped for 180 days.
People that argue President Trump’s immigration ban is unconstitutional could not be more wrong. President Trump’s immigration ban is not a Muslim ban, although many people on the left continue to repeat that it is. There are 40 predominately muslim countries in the world today. President Trump blocked immigration from seven of those countries, which are Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Yemen. The countries that President Trump restricted from entering the United States were listed the most dangerous countries in the world by the Obama administration. The federal law also states the President may block immigration from countries that may seek to harm the United States. The law says, “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens”. The law clearly states that President Trump is acting within the boundaries of the presidency.
President Trump understands that many of the millions of immigrants coming from the middle east are not terrorist and they truly want to become Americans. Once there is a great vetting system in place to block anyone from these countries that want to hurt us from entering the country many of these immigrants will be allowed into the United States. One thing that many people forget is entering the United States is a privilege not a right. The United States government’s first and foremost job is to look after the interest of United States citizens. If there are a few terrorist that might enter the county because of bad vetting, then the rest of the immigrants miss out because America needs to be the first priority.
It’s okay to disagree with the executive order because you don’t think it’s the best way to keep us safe, but President Trump’s executive order is completely within the law.