Muslims from “dangerous” countries got a RUDE awakening this weekend when they tried to fly to the United States.
Via the Young Conservatives: President Trump signed an executive order on Friday calling for increased vetting of refugees and temporarily suspending entry from seven states which have a high radical Islamic population.
The order went into effect immediately, stopping people who were in process of entry.
From NY Times:
President Trump’s executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees was put into immediate effect on Friday night. Refugees who were airborne on flights on the way to the United States when the order was signed were stopped and detained at airports.
The detentions prompted legal challenges as lawyers representing two Iraqis held at Kennedy Airport filed a writ of habeas corpus early Saturday in the Eastern District of New York seeking to have their clients released. At the same time, they filed a motion for class certification, in an effort to represent all refugees and immigrants who they said were being unlawfully detained at ports of entry.
Mr. Trump’s order, which suspends entry for all refugees for 120 days, created a legal limbo for people on their way to the United States and panic for families who were awaiting their arrival.
The president’s order also blocks the admission of refugees from Syria indefinitely, and bars entry into the United States for 90 days from seven predominantly Muslim countries linked to concerns about terrorism. Those countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The executive order, which Mr. Trump said was part of an extreme vetting plan to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists,” also established a religious test for refugees from Muslim nations: He ordered that Christians and others from minority religions be granted priority over Muslims.
In fact, that’s false.
The order does not actually establish a ‘religious test’ or give priority to Christians.
Christians are not even mentioned.
Rather, it gives priority to those who are “religiously persecuted,” many of whom may be Christian. A small, but significant difference.
That can apply for example to Shia or to Yazidis, as well as to Christians.
It makes sense that those who are actually the most in danger be prioritized, assuming that protecting lives is your aim. The United States has always done this.
Indeed, that was one of the problems with former President Obama’s approach to the question.
Of 10,000 Syrians admitted last years, 56 were Christian. Virtually all the remaining were Sunni.
56. That’s some priority for those in danger.
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