National outcry and the left-leaning media have recently perpetuated a false narrative against President Donald Trump. Below are 5 lies from the media around President Trump's latest Executive Order.
1. "Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight."
Chuck Schumer's absurd metaphor perfectly sums up the liberal left. The United States has always been referred to as a "melting pot," and this will not change. President Trump's Executive Order says that visitors, refugees, and immigrants from seven countries who harbor the most potential terrorists will be vetted more carefully. We cannot confuse precaution with hatred.
2. "No Muslims!"
False. President Trump's order bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The order also suspends all refugee admission for 120 days. Both of those numbers are not meant to become permanent.
3. "Obama wasn't this bad..."
The order signed by President Trump allows 50,000 refugee admissions per year. Interestingly enough, this number mirrors a typical year in both the Bush and Obama administration.
4. "Visitors from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen are people, too."
These countries, however, have been torn apart because of violence, and their failed governments cannot keep accurate records. We have to ensure that anyone visiting or immigrating to the United States does not pose a security risk. The temporary halt to the programs allows the U.S. government to reassess our current vetting processes.
5. "This won't stop terrorism!"
It may not stop all violence, but the move to halt new immigrants and non-immigrant entries is a pragmatic move intended to ensure the security of American citizens. We know that terrorists are infiltrating refugee programs in Europe and are trying to do the same in America. Time will tell if these measures prove to be productive.