President Donald Trump’s executive order for the extreme vetting of visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries is deeply troubling, and for all the reasons many have outlined. It’s un-American to deny entry to the United States based on a person’s religious or ethnic background, whether they are doctors, filmmakers, businessmen or tourists.
While the vetting of our visitors should be taken seriously, this program was ill-conceived, at best. But at worst, it puts some of the world’s most vulnerable in even worse peril than ever before.
Syrian refugees, one of the seven groups Trump has designated for extreme vetting and possibly indefinite barring, have miraculously survived a modern-day genocide perpetrated by their own government, proxy governments and Islamic terrorist groups who have seized on the chaos in the region.… Seguir leyendo »