February 6, 2017
On Friday, US Federal Judge Robart in Seattle, Washington District Court ruled that real damage would be done to the people of Washington State if he did not freeze President Trump’s immigration/visa pause from seven nations deemed significant sources of terrorism by the Obama Administration following dozens of attacks in Europe and the US over the past 2 years in which hundreds of civilians were murdered by radical Muslims. Many of the attackers claimed allegiance to The Islamic State.
Robart sided with Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who filed a suit to block key provisions of the president’s executive order, which also bars Syrian refugees from entering the country. The order pauses the visa program for 120 days while the Trump administration reviews and reworks immigration screening procedures.
The fundamental question posed by the court order is; does someone sitting in Yemen have the right to enter the United States of America? Or does the US get to decide who enters and who doesn’t? Can our decision to allow people into the US be based on the foreigner’s political, racial, religious and national origin? Since we have to limit the number of people who enter the US annually, what should be the criteria of the people we do allow into the US? Should they be poor people without resources or marketable skills? Should they be people with religious back grounds who conflict with our own national history, our national identity, our national culture, our national interest and with democracy?
Posted on February 5, 2017 by Boulderdash