The hypocrisy of the left is on big display now that Donald Trump is president. And the fight over the temporary ban on refugee visas is just one more example of how, for the Democrats, it’s a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t prospect.
Here’s more from DC Statesman:
Donald Trump has certainly faced a lot of criticism from his recent travel ban. Much of it has come from liberals with short memories. It was 14 years ago that Congress pushed through the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act.
It was passed unanimously through both houses of Congress. And it read in part:
SEC. 306. RESTRICTION ON ISSUANCE OF VISAS TO NONIMMIGRANTS FROM COUNTRIES THAT ARE STATE SPONSORS OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM.
(a) IN GENERAL- No nonimmigrant visa under section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.1101(a)(15)) shall be issued to any alien from a country that is a state sponsor of international terrorism unless the Secretary of State determines, in consultation with the Attorney General and the heads of other appropriate United States agencies, that such alien does not pose a threat to the safety or national security of the United States. In making a determination under this subsection, the Secretary of State shall apply standards developed by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General and the heads of other appropriate United States agencies, that are applicable to the nationals of such states.
Barack Obama was able to abolish the program in 2011, which is partly why we’re in the mess we are in now.
The fact the Democrats were more than willing to cut off visa’s in the name of national security is astounding by today’s measures. Now, it is a cardinal sin to oppose such things if you are a Democrat. Conservative Review explains further:
“Ultimately, the 2002 bill had a lot of loopholes, which voided out its benefits in the long run and allowed Obama to erase what was left of the bill. But the fact that Democrats were even willing to sign onto a piece of legislation advertised as cutting off visas from some Middle Eastern countries demonstrates just how far their party has moved in almost 15 years. Sadly, Republicans have moved on with them.