The Trump Crackdown Begins


Donald Trump’s new Muslim ban has finally arrived.

The President issued his latest attempt to stop immigration from six majority-Muslim nations to the United States Monday, one month after the original version was blocked by a federal court.

The ban goes into effect on March 16.

It also leaves in place a 120 day-long freeze of the federal refugee program.

The new ban allows current visa holders into the country, no longer includes Iraq, does away with an indefinite restriction on Syrian refugees settling in the US, and scraps a provision that would have given priority to refugees who belong to religious minorities (AKA Christians).

And unlike the earlier version of the Muslim ban, it explicitly excludes green card holders.

According to the Trump administration, all these changes make the new ban stronger in court - and keep us safe - all at the same time.

Others aren't so certain.

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Clar's picture
Clar 5 years 15 weeks ago
#1

I think the ban should be chellanged in the courts. It is just so wrong. Doesn't make us safer, just makes the US look bad to the free world.

Kend's picture
Kend 5 years 15 weeks ago
#2

No Clar, I am not a American and I see a countries government finally doing their job and putting its own citizens first. I am pretty sure most countries in the "free world" will follow your lead. This whole globalization thing isn't working anywhere and was a big mistake.

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SalemPaul 5 years 15 weeks ago
#3

Certainly the Courts must challenge this latest outrage. Homegrown terrorists are the actual problem that yearns to be addressed. The timing of the Muslim ban and Ryancare seem a deliberate distraction from 45s apparent treasonous ties.

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2950-10K 5 years 15 weeks ago
#4

How about we ban and deport the entire treasonous executive branch? The recent "Russian" wikileaks are meant to create misinformation and shift blame for the Putin directed DNC hacks onto the CIA. Trump and Bannon know the gig is almost up and that the CIA can bring them down in a heartbeat......search and seizure of devices ....and boom, handcuffs.

Given the recent wikileaks info, does anyone doubt now that the CIA has the smoking gun regarding the collusion? They gathered it right from the Kremlin. The CIA is going to prevail on this one. Comey and Guilliani will be implicated in the election fraud all as well.

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RRHolch 5 years 15 weeks ago
#5

Our City of Lino Lakes MN recently instituted an English only policy for Government Communication. I wrote about it in a local online news venue called MinnPost. What I said also applies to the Muslim Ban. This is at best a solution in search of a problem.

deepspace's picture
deepspace 5 years 15 weeks ago
#6

,,,because Kend speaks for "most" of the people in the free world.

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Oldskoold 5 years 15 weeks ago
#7

Hope your correct. Especially about Comey!

deepspace's picture
deepspace 5 years 15 weeks ago
#8

I live in a red state that's wasting taxpayers' time and money by trying to pass an insanely idiotic Sharia law ban. Much like the "English Only" policy, it's a solution in search of a problem. That "judges might get confused" is one of the loony-toon legislators' main line of reasoning, which was actually put in the record, I kid you not! At least future historians will have a good laugh ...if we have a future.

In all this much ado about nothing, notice that hardly anyone on the cutting edge of Nothing News ever mentions the primary reason that the world is breeding so many terrorists and creating so many Muslim refugees: Bush and Cheney's war crime that blew up the Middle East, perpetuated by Obama -- this according to our own military intelligence assessments, and every other independent analysis ever conducted.

With the already out-of-control military-industrial-complex under the command of Generalissimo Trumpnino, who doesn't even have command of his own mind, the chaos should only intensify, as will the profits on death and destruction.

cccccttttt 5 years 15 weeks ago
#9

If the ban were about Muslims, then there would certainly be more than 6 countries.

The countries chosen for the ban have governments where the background of the

person can not be checked.

Trump may be advocating other bad policies, but on this he is absolutely correct.

And, guessing most of his 44 million voters concur.

ct

deepspace's picture
deepspace 5 years 15 weeks ago
#10

Actually, he has nearly 63 million voters, who can't grab their asses with both hands.

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Riverplunge 5 years 15 weeks ago
#11

I can't WAIT till he comes face to face with the new "friends" he made!!

commchf 5 years 15 weeks ago
#12

Thom, twice last week you commented that Bill Clinton was one vote in the Senate from being removed from office. The real number is 17 votes. GOP got 50 votes to remove but needed 67.

deepspace's picture
deepspace 5 years 15 weeks ago
#13

In the diseased mind of Steve Bannon, the stupid f*cking white man who originally conceived and designed the Muslim ban and then convinced der Fuhrer Dummkopf to implement, it is completely -- one hundred percent! -- about racism and has nothing whatsoever to do with the threat of terrorism.

Trump apologists who think otherwise are either despicable liars and racists themselves or, at the very least, goddamn gullible fools who squandered their votes on a den of snakes. King Joffrey the Manboy and his clan of white supremacist advisors should be hounded and shamed from office until they slither back into the deep swamp whence they came far, far away from civilized society and the reins of power.

Virtually all of our most knowledgeable terrorism experts have stated loudly and clearly that this ridiculous ban will only increase the likelihood of terrorism by reducing our ability to effectively counteract it. The military absolutely requires the vital cooperation of the good people in those troubled lands. Instilling hatred and resentment against America -- in effect, "mission-creep" toward a religious war between Christians and Muslims -- is exactly the wrong policy.

So why are Amerikkkan fascists really trying to ban Muslims?

For a glimpse into what motivates these sick bastards, if you can stomach it, peruse "The Camp of the Saints," an unbelievably racist, 1973 French novel by Jean Raspail -- Steve Bannon's bible and a favorite of the alt right:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25psaDxHVfg

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-bannon-camp-of-the-saints-immigration_us_58b75206e4b0284854b3dc03?

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Dianereynolds 5 years 15 weeks ago
#14

Mr. Ed: I don't think I have ever read posts from a more bitter, sick individual. Do you read the garbage you type? You truly do suffer from hoof and mouth disease.

Your constant need to be the last poster on every topic proves you are one of "those people".

Over the top idiots got Hillary defeated and Trump elected, so in your brains battle with reality, look in the mirror. You helped put him in office. Thank you for your efforts.

deepspace's picture
deepspace 5 years 15 weeks ago
#15

Nice try, Granny. Deflecting the important topics at hand, changing the subject, and wandering off into armchair psycho-babble, which seems to be your only modus operandi, doesn't change the underlying reality of a racist, delusional, so-called president trying to implement insane policies that are destructive to millions of innocent people in this country and hundreds of millions around the world. If you're not angry and fighting back, you're not paying attention and are part of the problem.

Again, do your homework:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25psaDxHVfg

Yup, I admit it; I'm totally fed up with all of the Trump/Republican bullshit! But this isn't about me; it's about slicing through the thick fog of lies and obfuscation that you and your fellow stooges constantly dump-truck, not only on this blog but everywhere else. What, do you think you'll get a free pass, that Democrats and liberals and progressives should just sit down and shut up while right-wing crazies pollute the airways, the internet, the world? Nope. Expect both barrels, troll!

BTW: Check the archives; nearly all of your little inane comments and hissy fits are dripping with gratuitous digs, insults, and sarcasm. I just respond in kind, and prove over and over that, like most right-wingers, you can dish it out but you can't take it! Even your post above proves the theory yet again. So much for the Pervert in Chief's proclamation of "political incorrectness." When used by the right, the proper term is "hypocrisy" ...and God hates hypocrites.

So, Granny, why do you feel the need to post on a liberal blog -- to satisfy an unconscious urge to release your inner, wing-nut hostility? Your meds and therapy obviously are not working -- better go hide in a quiet room, drop some acid, look in the mirror, and psycho-babble to yourself. You might wake up to a bright new morning with birds singing in the trees ...or, more likely in your case, to a dimly lit padded cell with worms crawling on your scaly skin.

You're not Mommy the Monitor. This is a free-speech zone, so post as much or as little as your black heart desires. If you can't handle my politically incorrect posts, then don't read them and don't respond. Satisfy your angry urges by kicking a troll. That works for me.

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