Donald Trump’s “Travel Bans” Expanded To Include These Countries, Causing Liberals To Whine And Moan

(Tea Party PAC) – President Donald Trump has expanded the much-contested “travel ban” to pressure foreign governments to tighten their security checks on travelers.

Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, explained:

These countries — for the most part — want to be helpful, want to do the right thing, [to] have relationships with the U.S. and are in some cases improving relations, but for a variety of different reasons failed to meet those minimum requirements that we laid out. The only way to mitigate the risk is to impose these travel restrictions.

Most travel and immigration visas from the targeted policies will be denied by the security policy until these nations are able to update their insufficient domestic security and identification policies.

Trade officials in the US want to be able to identify and screen foreign nationals reliably.

“We wanted to make sure that these six countries … mitigate the risk,” Wolf explained Friday. “We want to send a signal that we’re very serious about this but not cripple all of their various visas, so there’s a number of visas they’re still able to use.”

Nigeria, Burma, Kyrgyzstan, Eritrea, Tanzania, and Sudan have been added to the list of the “travel ban” countries for being uncooperative.

BizPacReview explains:

In 2018, officials included the first set of chaotic or totalitarian countries — Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Iran, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela — after Trump’s pro-migration opponents lost a lawsuit at the U.S. Supreme Court.

People in Sudan and Tanzania are also being largely barred from the diversity lottery visa program until their governments tighten identification procedures. Each year, Congress awards 50,000 green cards to countries that have sent lower numbers of migrants to the United States. Trump has repeatedly called for the diversity visa program to be canceled.

These security measures have been decried as a “Muslim ban” by enemies of the president, and now, with the additional nations added, they’re calling it an “African Ban.”

Of course.

Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) cited a poem associated with the Statue of Liberty dramatically, calling Trump’s new upgrades “reckless, cruel and wrong.”

Advocacy groups for African immigrants also complained about Trump’s security policies:

One such group, Muslim Advocates, declared:

The Muslim Ban expansion is about one thing: weaponizing anti-Muslim bigotry for political gain. Like the administration’s earlier Muslim bans, this expanded ban overwhelmingly targets Muslims and forces tens of thousands Americans to sacrifice their families, their health and their educational and professional opportunities. In fact, over a million Americans were born in Muslim Ban countries and could be affected. It is clear that the president’s goal, as always, is to target Muslims, immigrants, black and African countries and other people or color.

In September of 2001, 19 fundamentalist Muslims exploited weak security measures to hijack four American aircraft to carry out an attack that killed 3,000 Americans in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania.

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