Understanding Trump's Suspension of Immigration
Ray Hanania's podcast Feb. 3, 2017 discusses President Donald Trump's suspension of immigration from radical Iran and six other Arab countries that are in total and violent disarray, and why it is important to strengthen our borders and protect Americans from terrorists.
The podcast is an expansion of his exclusive and award winning weekly columns published at the ArabNews.com, TheArabDailyNews.com and his personal website TheDailyHookah.com.
Understanding the reality of Trump’s immigration policy
By Ray Hanania
President Donald Trump ordered the suspension of immigration from seven Muslim countries for 90 days and the entrance of refugees for 120 days fulfilling his much maligned campaign vow to crackdown on illegal immigration.
The seven countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Immediately, nearly every Arab and Muslim organization in America joined in condemning Trump’s Executive Order calling it “anti-Muslim,” and referring to it as a “Muslim ban.”
None of the organizations, however, denounced the mainstream American news media which roundly demanded to know why Trump did not expand that order to also include Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Jordan.
Sadly, many Arabs and Muslims in America have been duped once again into believing that the mainstream American news media, Americans as a society and the many protestors who have denounced Trump’s action the “Muslim ban” really care about Arabs or Muslims.
Here is the truth that the anti-Arab and anti-Muslim media doesn’t want to report, and that the protestors are ignoring. ... Continue reading the column by clicking here.