President Donald Trump has faced mounting liberal resistance to his campaign promises and proposed policies from day one of his premiere term.
One of the most prominent of those campaign promises was to be a temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries that were known sponsors or harbingers of radical Islamic terror. The hope was that the temporary hiatus would allow the Department of Homeland Security to develop a foolproof “extreme vetting” system for high risk travelers, install that new protocol at our nation’s airports and harbors, and then allow the ban to disintegrate.
As the common sense executive order was issued, not once, but twice, meddling leftist judges were seduced by the liberal fever sweeping the nation. Twice, these executive orders were neutered and halted by the judiciary juggling of Obama’s buddies in robes, but now, on appeal, it looks as though the President’s wishes will at least partially be enacted.
“The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.
“The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case that has stirred heated emotions across the nation. In the meantime, the court said Monday that Trump’s ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a ‘credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.’
“Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours after being cleared by courts.
“The administration has said the 90-day ban was needed on national security grounds to allow an internal review of screening procedures for visa applicants from the six countries. Opponents say the ban is unlawful, based on visitors’ Muslim religion. The administration review should be complete before Oct. 2, the first day the justices could hear arguments in their new term.
“A 120-day ban on refugees also is being allowed to take effect on a limited basis.
“Three of the court’s conservative justices said they would have let the complete bans take effect.”
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As we are able to clearly see in the case of Europe, unrestricted travel from the Middle East has been a catalyst in a rash of terror attacks on the continent.
England, France, and Germany have all suffered multiple, major instances of radical Islamic terrorism in recent months, due in no small part to their lax border protocols. By enacting this long-sought-after temporary travel restriction, the United States is taking one more step toward protecting the sovereignty of our nation from threats both foreign and democratically domestic.