Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, spoke with Brian Killmeade of Fox and Friends today. He said that “the law is very clear in that the President has broad powers to keep this country safe and to limit access to people who could come into this country and do us harm.” Spicer also said that “the President utilized that power in a very “legal and constitutional manner” to ensure that our people are safe, our Country is safe, our institutions are safe.”
“It is somewhat sad to see a judge go ROUGE like this.”
Press Secretary Spicer also added that: “It is a shame that we are not focused more on making sure that we are applauding the decision by the President to make a renewed effort to keep this country safe.”
One very important thing the left forgets, is that President Trump issued this order a few days into his presidency. It is quite obvious that no one is giving President Trump enough time to settle into his role and prove himself. As usual, the left always jumps the gun.
As we all have seen, last week was marred by organized, leftist, anarchists thugs that looted and burned down private property, claiming that they were protesting. The first amendment does to give these thugs the right to destroy private property. They will soon find this out the next time they attempt to burn down a town.
Last week I reported the following:
Federal immigration law also includes Section 1182(f), which states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United 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.”
Trump’s executive order also expressly relies on an Obama-era provision of the immigration law, Section 1187(a)(12), which governs the Visa Waiver Program. This statute empowers the executive branch to waive the documentation requirements for certain aliens. In it, Congress itself expressly discriminates based on country of origin. Under this provision, Congress provides that an alien is eligible for the waiver only if he or she has not been present (a) in Iraq or Syria any time after March 1, 2011; (b) in any country whose government is designated by the State Department as “repeatedly provid[ing] support for acts of international terrorism”; or (c) in any country that has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security as a country “of concern.”
So, again, it’s not a Muslim ban. In some ways, it’s a major departure from what the Obama administration executed, though with fewer snowflakes protesting. And it’s legal.
Hopefully, we won’t have to go through this much drama every time the left doesn’t understand the Constitution and the presidential powers.