President Trump’s refugee ban is about to end. Instead of leaving the country vulnerable to terrorists, the president has decided to implement extra protections. Refugees will be allowed into the country, but they’ll have to undergo a stricter background check than before.
“Under the new vetting rules, the government will collect more data about the refugee’s family members and places of employment and will closely examine their social media use to determine if their public postings match what they say on their immigration applications,” the New York Post reports.
ISIS still exists. The Taliban is growing stronger than ever. America needs to be cautious about who it allows into its borders. Launching an attack on American soil is the terrorist’s dream.
“Since 2001, hundreds of persons born abroad have been convicted of terrorism-related crimes in the United States,” Trump wrote in an executive order. “They have included not just persons who came here legally on visas but also individuals who first entered the country as refugees.”
We already know that Islamic extremists are trying to sneak into the U.S.; ignoring that fact would be insane. Compassion drives us to accept refugees, but compassion shouldn’t blind us to our own security needs.
Liberals are already complaining. They believe that Trump is going too far.
“The United States’ refugee vetting procedures… are widely recognized as the most stringent in the world,” the group Human Rights First said last month.
Yet, no one is injured by more in-depth background checks. Deserving people will still be allowed to seek new lives for themselves in the U.S.
(Source: New York Post)