EXECUTIVE ORDER TRAVEL BAN 2.0 …
On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order barring people from six majority-Muslim nations and refugees from entering the US temporarily. This was in response to his first executive order on a travel ban was struck down by the liberal 9th circuit court. In the new order, President Trump outlined his motivations for signing the first order, declaring it was intended to “improve the screening and vetting protocols and procedures associated with the visa-issuance process and the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).” Now he has refined it and even removed Iraq from the list. However, it is most certain that liberals will look to block anything that Trump attempts to do to keep America safe. They will claim this is a Muslim ban, even though there are 49-51 countries that are considered Muslim and only 6 on this list with a temporary ban.
President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday barring people from six majority-Muslim nations and refugees from entering the US temporarily, after courts struck down his first ban.
This time, the president made sure to include in the text of the order that this temporary ban was not about religion, as critics of the action have accused by calling it a “Muslim ban.” One federal judge agreed with their characterization, striking down the order in Virginia specifically because it violated people’s religious freedoms.
In the new order, Trump outlined the president’s motivations for signing the first order, declaring it was intended to “improve the screening and vetting protocols and procedures associated with the visa-issuance process and the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).”
“That order was not motivated by animus toward any religion, but was instead intended to protect the ability of religious minorities — whoever they are and wherever they reside — to avail themselves of the USRAP in light of their particular challenges and circumstances,” the text of the new ban reads.
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PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the Nation from terrorist activities by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy and Purpose. (a) It is the policy of the United States to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks, including those committed by foreign nationals. The screening and vetting protocols and procedures associated with the visa-issuance process and the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) play a crucial role in detecting foreign nationals who may commit, aid, or support acts of terrorism and in preventing those individuals from entering the United States. It is therefore the policy of the United States to improve the screening and vetting protocols and procedures associated with the visa-issuance process and the USRAP.
(b) On January 27, 2017, to implement this policy, I issued Executive Order 13769 (Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States). (read full executive order HERE)
President Donald Trump during 2017 Address to Congress … “Protect Our Nation from Radical Islamic Terrorism” (VIDEO)
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP GOES THERE THERE … WE WILL TAKE STRONG MEASURES TO PROTECT OUR NATION FROM RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM!!!
So much for Barack Obama’s Overseas Contingency Operation … It has been a long time in coming and it took President Donald Trump to say it during his first Address to Congress to unabashedly name the enemy confronting the United States and the rest of the world, radical Islamic terrorism!!! The WAPO described the 3 words used by President Trump as the ‘Three words that separate Trump from most of Washington.’ Note to WAPO, Democrats, liberals and the rest of the MSM, you know who also uses those same three words and are on the side of President Donald J. Trump, WE THE PEOPLE!!!
“We’re also taking strong measures to protect our nation from radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump said in his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, with Republicans and one Democrat, Rep. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), responding with a standing ovation.
“According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country,” Trump said.
“We have seen the attacks at home from Boston to San Bernardino to the Pentagon and, yes, even the World Trade Center,” Trump said. “We have seen the attacks in France, in Belgium, in Germany, and all over the world.
“It is not compassion but reckless to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur,” Trump said.
CAN SOME ONE PLEASE TAKE HIS CELL PHONE AND PEN AWAY …
Lame Duck Barack Obama has transferred out four more terrorists out of GITMO on his way out the door. Nineteen inmates have been transferred since Election Day. This now leaves 41 terrorists at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. So in the end, thankfully, Obama was never able to close GITMO as he promised back in 2008.
The Pentagon announced Thursday that four more inmates were transferred out of the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, marking the final such transfer under President Barack Obama and leaving the facility’s population at 41.
Thursday’s transfer concludes the Obama administration’s final push to empty the facility as much as possible prior to Friday’s inauguration, with 19 inmates being transferred since Election Day. One of the inmates is going to Saudi Arabia and the other three are being taken in by the United Arab Emirates.
There were 242 detainees at Guantanamo when Obama came into office in January 2009 and he had pledged to close the controversial center within one year in an executive order he signed shortly after his own inauguration. But in recent days, administration officials have acknowledged that this goal was out of reach.
“I don’t anticipate that we will succeed in that goal of closing the prison, but it’s not for a lack of trying — that, I assure you,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday.
FBI ARREST WIFE OF ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB MASSACRE …
The FBI has arrested Noor Salman, the wife of the terrorist who carried out the deadly shooting attack in Orlando, Florida in 2016. Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded dozens in an Orlando nightclub. Salman was charged with obstructing the investigation of the mass shooting and also with aiding and abetting by providing material support. Salman had been questioned by the FBI immediately following the shooting in Orlando. FBI investigators have been considering charges since that time, believing she was lying about her knowledge of her husband’s planned attack. Salman will make her initial appearance on Tuesday morning in federal court in Oakland, California.
The F.B.I. arrested the wife of the man who carried out a deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., and charged her with obstructing the investigation of the mass shooting, law enforcement officials said on Monday.
Noor Salman, whose husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and wounded dozens in an Orlando nightclub that was popular with gays, was also charged with aiding and abetting by providing material support, the officials said.
She was taken into custody by F.B.I. agents at her home outside San Francisco, where she had been living with her young son. Prosecutors had been weighing charges against her for months in the aftermath of the attack by her husband on June 12, 2016.
TERRORISM IN ISTANBUL LEAVES SCORES DEAD …
At least 39 people have been killed, including at least 15 foreigners, in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. The horrific massacre took place as at least 700 nightclub-goers were celebrating New Years Eve in Istanbul, Turkey, when the terrorist struck. According to reports. it was a lone terrorist gunman who reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before opening fire, armed with an AK-47.
A gunman opened fire in Reina nightclub at about 01:30 local time (22:30 GMT), as revellers marked the new year.
Suleyman Soylu said efforts were continuing to find the attacker, who was believed to have acted alone.
At least 69 people were being treated in hospital, the minister added. Four were said to be in a serious condition.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attackers were trying to “create chaos” and pledged to “fight to the end” against terrorism.
Addressing reporters early on Sunday, Mr Soylu said: “This was a massacre, a truly inhuman savagery.”
“A manhunt for the terrorist is under way. Police have launched operations. We hope the attacker will be captured soon.”