(NationalSentinel) National Security: Thousands of refugees that would have been blocked by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven terrorism-infested countries have been allowed into the country following federal court decisions blocking the ban from taking effect.
As reported by The Daily Caller, some 4,344 refugees have been allowed into the country since the ban was lifted, and there’s no way of really knowing how many of them have ties to terrorist groups:
President Trump’s executive order signed in late January stopped refugee entry across the board for 120 days, eliminated refugee entry from Syria indefinitely, and blocked the entry of all immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Syria).
On Feb. 3, U.S. District Judge James L. Robart ruled that the order was unconstitutional and this decision was later upheld by an appeals court. President Trump subsequently expressed dismay saying that the country’s safety is at risk due to the court’s decision.
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“Our legal system is broken! ’77 percent of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries,’ Trump tweeted a week after his executive order was blocked, adding, “SO DANGEROUS!”
The Trump administration is expected to issue a new order any day that the administration believes will pass legal muster. It is expected to drop the country of Iraq from the original list of seven after the Pentagon and State Department urged the president to do so, since so many Iraqis risked their lives to serve as interpreters for U.S. and NATO forces there, as well as in other functions.
But the principle policy goal behind the original order still has not been met, and that is to bolster national security while Trump administration officials figure out a better way to vet refugees coming in from countries with failed or failing governments. Trump has said the U.S. has virtually no way of determining who refugees really are from many of those countries.
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