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President Trump has faced viscous opposition for his temporary travel ban over the past couple weeks, and I’ve had just about enough of it. Of course Mr. Trump should’ve implemented the order in a better fashion, and of course he should have included countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Egypt on the list, but Mr. Trump’s principle of putting America’s security first before everything stands true nonetheless.

I will never understand why anyone is opposed to this idea, because the travel ban was only for 90 days, and the halt to the refugee program only for 120. The president signed this temporary ban so that our country could establish a more thorough screening process for those seeking to come here from dangerous regions. Contrary to what the left says, this is not racist, this is not xenophobic, this is not bigoted, and this is not a Muslim ban.

There are over 40 Islamic nations in the world, yet Trump only banned 7 of them- and only for 90 days! Nobody, and I mean nobody, is saying that every Muslim is a terrorist, and nobody is saying that every refugee is a terrorist in disguise. Our president, as well as the American people, respect all religions and yearn to reach out to the lost and broken of this world. However, the American people must be protected first. Period.

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If refugees or anyone else coming from unstable nations want to come here, there must be proof of their innocence, and validation that they love our country and our way of life. There are absolutely a large amount of refugees coming here to escape the horrors of their homeland for a better life.  

On the other hand, ISIS has repeatedly promised to infiltrate the refugee crowd, and we must all stand firmly and vigilantly against that. After all, last year’s terrorist attack at Ohio State University was perpetrated by a refugee from Somalia. Also, many nations in Europe have had nothing but problems and chaos with their refugee crowds, and I don’t care where one stands politically- we must not be so foolish as to make the same mistakes here!

The federal courts in their two recent rulings have blocked President Trump’s order, thus lifting the ban until further rulings, and it is absolutely ridiculous. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, illegal or unconstitutional about what Mr. Trump did in anyway at all. The Constitution doesn’t forbid our country from deciding who we let in and who we don’t, and the 1st Amendment’s religious freedom is for our own people, and thus it is not a contract with other countries.

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, which is still law today, clearly states that “Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the Unites States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

You see folks, the judges on two separate occasions who struck down his order do not care about the law, or about the safety of the American people one bit. All they care about is using their liberal activism to disrupt Donald Trump at every turn, even if they have no legal standing to do so, and even if it puts the American people at risk.

I hope President Trump will take this all the way to the Supreme Court, because he needs to keep fighting the liberal elites as they are clearly using the judicial system unjustly, unfairly, and illegally against him. I am so sick and tired of them using their power to pursue a political agenda, instead of upholding the law like they are supposed to.  America must be strong, and protect her people. Let’s cut the garbage and get to it, shall we? 

Alec J. Vento 

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