The Politics Of The United States

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On January 27th 2017, exactly one week after being inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States; Donald Trump signed an executive order immediately suspending America’s refugee program, and barring entry from any people from the following seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. This decision was immediately met with global outrage, with many people and politicians alike lambasting President Trump, labeling his order as ‘discriminatory’ and ‘un-American’. Though it is easy to be consumed by the social dogma presented in today’s media, I think it is important for people to take a step back and view situations such as this with an impartial mind, blocking out the conjecture, and simply focusing on the …show more content…

J.A. quotes President Trump in regards to Islamic terrorists with “We don’t want them here… We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas.” following this quote the writer says “But if that is his aim, his order is hogwash”. I take objection to this outright dismissal of President Trump’s executive order; the name, of which states that the travel ban and suspension of the refugee program is to prevent terrorist entry into the United States. Since the beginning of the Syrian refugee crisis, there has been an evident correlation between the admittance of Muslim refugees and the increase of Islamic terror attacks all throughout Europe. For more than a decade the US has been fighting throughout; the Middle East trying to eradicate Islamic terrorist organizations, so why on earth would we then permit the citizens of the nation’s we have been waging war with to become Americans? During World War Two did the US allow Japanese immigrants or Nazi immigrants? Of course not, and what sense would it make to do so? The situation is no different now than it was 70 years ago, and yet; now, the US is expected to allow these refugees with open arms. Never mind the increased crime and terror in nations that allowed refugees across Europe, and the fact that 5 of the wealthiest Muslim nations (Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia) will not allow refugees in, arguing that doing so would open

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