On January 27th, 2017, newly elected U.S. President DONALD TRUMP signed Executive Order: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States.
This action put a 90-day ban on nearly all passport entry into the U.S. from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, to allow for proper review and establishment of standards to prevent terrorist or criminal infiltration by foreign nationals.
In the first 30 days of this temporary ban, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security officials will perform a global, country-by-country review of the information which each country provides when their citizens apply for a U.S. visa or immigration benefit. Countries will then have 60 days to comply with any requests from the U.S. government to update or improve the quality of the information they provide.
This has caused outrage among a large part of not only the citizens of those 7 effected countries, but the U.S. and rest of the world as well.
Many cite this move as being illegal or unconstitutional, but they are 100% wrong. There are a plethora of legal reasons, apart from Presidential power alone, that assert and cement the legality of such an Executive Order.
One need only to look as far as United States Code, Chapter 8, Section 1182.
Sub-section “f,” Suspension Of Entry Or Imposition Of Restrictions By The U.S. President, clearly states:
“Whenever the U.S. President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the U.S. would be detrimental to the interests of the U.S., 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 non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
If this alone does not quiet the dissenters, there are numerous other section of this code that support U.S. President TRUMP‘s travel ban:
~ Merit Freeman