Ignorance Of Law Is No Excuse For POTUS

“Mr. Trump appears to want to reinstate a new type of Asiatic Barred Zone by executive order, but there is just one problem: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 banned all discrimination against immigrants on the basis of national origin, replacing the old prejudicial system and giving each country an equal shot at the quotas. In signing the new law, President Lyndon B. Johnson said that “the harsh injustice” of the national-origins quota system had been “abolished.”
Nonetheless, Mr. Trump asserts that he still has the power to discriminate, pointing to a 1952 law that allows the president the ability to “suspend the entry” of “any class of aliens” that he finds are detrimental to the interest of the United States.”
See Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Illegal
“Tomorrow, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order enacting a 30-day suspension of all visas for nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Foreigners from those seven nations have killed zero Americans in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil between 1975 and the end of 2015. Six Iranians, six Sudanese, two Somalis, two Iraqis, and one Yemini have been convicted of attempting or carrying out terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Zero Libyans or Syrians have been convicted of planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil during that time period.

From 1975 to the end of 2015, 20 refugees have been convicted of attempting or committing terrorism on U.S. soil, and only three Americans have been killed in attacks committed by refugees—all in the 1970s. Zero Americans have been killed by Syrian refugees in a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The annual chance of an American dying in a terrorist attack committed by a refugee is one in 3.6 billion.”
See Little National Security Benefit to Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
Pigs do fly. It’s seldom I agree with much anyone from USA says who calls himself “conservative” but here we are. I agree with the Cato Institute that Trump is off the rails constitutionally. Trump is ignorant of any nicety of law and certainly, morality. Further, he deliberately did not consult those in government with those qualities.

I find it relevant that Trump has miraculously avoided clogging the business-connections Trump Inc might have in Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, you know, the more prosperous parts of the Arab world.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Ignorance Of Law Is No Excuse For POTUS

  1. dougman wrote, “Obama banned all Iraqi refugees for six months in 2011”.

    That was because they tracked down two terrorists who made it through the refugee process who should have been stopped sooner. There’s nothing like that in Trump’s case. There’s not due process. Double jeopardy. Retroactivity. It’s all bad. No benefit that I can see. He could stop all refugees and immigrants from everywhere and bad guys would still get in. They are motivated. This is just window dressing for weak minds to lap up.

  2. dougman says:

    Hmmmmmm…..Obama banned all Iraqi refugees for six months in 2011. Even those who aided our military. Media said nothing. Pogsey was quiet too.

    Obama has deported other nationalities, but no one said nothing.


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