Just days after a horrific terrorist attack in Manchester, UK — where incredibly lax immigration laws no doubt played a role in allowing the individuals responsible into the country — a federal appeals court upheld a block on President Trump’s travel ban.The ban is against folks coming into the country from six Muslim-majority nations known to be supportive of radical Islamist groups.
Such a decision compromises our national security, making us more susceptible to threats on our own soil.According to CNN:
The ruling upholds a lower court’s decision to halt core portions of the executive order indefinitely.
The new ban was announced in March, but never got off the ground because federal courts blocked it just hours before it was set to go into effect. It would have banned people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.More details emerged from CNBC:
Trump has insisted that the measure is necessary to prevent possible terrorist attacks and protect national security. But opponents, and courts in previous rulings blocking its enforcement, have cited past statements from Trump and his advisors signaling that it may target Muslims.
The 4th Circuit ruling said it was “unconvinced” that the order “has more to do with national security than it does with effectuating the president’s proposed Muslim ban.”After previous legal setbacks for his executive order, Trump said that the federal government will take it to the Supreme Court, if necessary.
The sort of ideology behind this decision to block Trump’s travel ban is the same kind of thinking that has led to Europe becoming a proverbial punching bag for ISIS over the last several years.
There’s little doubt that Europe’s refusal to take better steps to screen refugees and to enforce strict immigration laws is responsible for attacks like the one that took place in Manchester.Leftists seem to think that enforcing tough laws and compassion are mutually exclusive. It’s not mean to turn away refugees, particularly from countries where radical terrorists seem to grow like weeds.
In fact, it’s compassion in action. The government of a particular nation is first and foremost to uphold the safety and security of its own citizens, not those of another country.
A travel ban sends a clear message to foreign countries who tend to sympathize with radicals that we will not stand for their support of such groups, and there will be consequences for not taking action to destroy terror cells and networks.
Immigration laws exist for our safety. If those laws are not followed, evil men and women will be waiting in the wings to take advantage of such good graces to further their own sickening agenda.
[Note: This post was written by Michael Cantrell]