777Jet : Kyrgyzstan and Russia aren't on Trump's list either.
Besides, if someone has invented a way to detect potential terrorists, maybe they could share the info ?
Mohammed Merah, who shot and killed seven people and wounded five, including children, was well known to French authorities, to the point both the homeland and abroad secret services envisioned (or did) use him to infiltrate terrorist cells. They didn't see him as a potential terrorist.
The list of countries in the ban was made a year or so ago by the Obama administration, and is based on whether there are resources in that country that can provide a reasonably trustworthy verification of a person's identity. Immigration services have to ask for police reports etc on the applicant to find out if the person has a criminal record, for what crimes etc. Saudi Arabia is not on the list because (apparently) their records are pretty reliable. Yemen is on the list because theirs are not.
Lefties are losing their shit over this - why did they not complain when Obama did it on all Iraqis? Or when Carter stopped all people from Iran. Federal law CLEARLY allows him to do this.https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1182
(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of 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 or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
It’s legal. It’s temporary. Obama did it. Carter did it. Get over it.
It's not clear that it's legal - that is why several federal judges issued stays.
It is most certainly not at all what the Obama administration did. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/30/sor ... ation-ban/
This, written by someone in the Obama administration, goes into great detail about precisely how and why the line that this is just like Obama's actions is wrong. He lays out six areas:
1. Scope: The Obama actions in 2011 applied to Iraq only, and only to those seeking a particular type of visa (special immigrant visas) meant for those that helped US armed forces in the Iraq War.
2. Rationale: The Obama actions were in response to a specific threat based on evidence. Trump's action is not specific at all, and he has cited no evidence.
3. Impact: Obama did not ban visas for refugees (refugees don't travel on visas anyway); and they never stopped the flow of Iraqi refugees. It slowed dramatically, thanks to the lengthy vetting by the Obama administration. There was never a ban. Never.
4. Process: Obama's administration carefully crafted their policy with lengthy review from all the relevant departments. Trump did not; the CPB staff are confused, and key people are contradicting each other on TV.
5. Vettting: the Obama administration already put in place extraordinary vetting requirements. The process takes 18-24 months.
6. The 'seven countries' that Obama identified did not ban anyone from entering the US; it only required a small number of people from those countries to obtain a visa before coming.