President Trump Signs New Executive Order Banning Travel from Six Muslim Majority Nations

Here we go again. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice…

You get the picture. We’re back where we started just a few weeks ago, but this time things may be a bit different.

The Trump administration has just released their revamped “travel ban” which will limit travel from six Muslim majority nations that are currently struggling to control their radical terrorist element. Those nations are; Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. The “ban” will pause travel from these nations for 90 days while pausing the intake of refugees from anywhere for 120 days.

The administration continues to make the argument that they are simply taking the information gathered by the Obama administration and using it to defend American lives.

Secretary of State Tillerson on revised travel ban: "It is the president's solemn duty to protect the American people."

— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2017

Secretary of State Tillerson: "With this order, President #Trump is exercising his rightful authority to keep our people safe."

— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2017

Sessions: "More than 300 people…who came here as refugees are under an FBI investigation today for potential terrorism-related activities"

— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2017

Sessions: "The DOJ believes that this executive order…is a lawful and proper exercise of presidential authority."

— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly: 9/11 attacks "taught us that we could not take our nation's security for granted."

— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2017

DHS Secretary Kelly: "Our enemies often use our own freedoms and generosity against us."

— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2017

The fact that their first bite at this apple didn’t go so well, is actually reason for optimism that this go-round will be more successful. The Trump team has had almost 3 weeks to get their act together and properly prepare the travel “ban” to stand up to the scrutiny of a combative media, a hostile opposition party, and liberal activist courts.

This order is also different in a handful of important ways:

  • The order doesn’t go into effect until March 16th, which probably bothers the President who pushed the first order through quickly in an attempt to “surprise” terrorist organizations that might try to sneak their operatives through before the deadline.
  • Iraq is NOT included in the new order and her citizens will not be kept from traveling to the U.S.
  • Sadly, the new order will not give preference to religious minorities when deciding who will be accepted as refugees. This was the one part of the original plan that made perfect sense but bothered the heck out of the anti-Christian left. Under the Obama administration Muslim refugees were OBVIOUSLY given preference, while religious minorities (including Christians) were left to wallow in the Middle East – even though, the minorities are in FAR MORE DANGER in the refugee camps. The original Executive Order from the Trump administration recognized these realities and attempted to balance the refugee intake process… but apparently, the administration has decided to cave to the left on this issue.
  • While travel from these six countries will be paused for 90 days, permanent residents of the U.S. and anyone holding a valid visa from these countries will still be permitted to enter the country.

While the Trump team has had time to iron out all of the kinks from the original order, there shouldn’t be any optimism that the Democrats and the media won’t hate this order just as much as the last one. They’re liberals – whining, crying, and complaining is what they do. It’s in their DNA.

You can watch as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveil the new travel “ban.”


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