Rush Limbaugh said it best.
RUSH: Here is number eight US Code 1182, inadmissible aliens. This law was written in 1952. It was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress, House and Senate, and signed by a Democrat president.
“Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. 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, the president 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.”
Over here, everybody in the establishment in the political class, Republican, Democrat, media, you name it, is all claiming that what Trump said is dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous, unconstitutional, while it is the law of the land. And it was utilized by Jimmy Carter, no less, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States, but he actually did more. He made all Iranian students already here check in, and then he deported a ton of ’em.
There is precedent for everything Donald Trump has said he wants to do. And if you listen to the wizards of smart in this country and our political establishment, you will think that this stuff is just unheard of, it’s almost unspeakable, it’s just indecent. Here we have in the establishment the reputed best and brightest, the smartest. We’re not even qualified to be in their company no less. And they’re dunces on this.
In November the 1979 United States attorney general had given all Iranian students one month to report to the local immigration office. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the United States, 1979. When this law, inadmissible aliens I just read to you, which I’m gonna be reading a lot to you today to the point you’re gonna get tired of hearing it, but you won’t forget it.
This law was passed in 1952. Do you know what was going on in 1952, among other things? There was no immigration in 1952. It was shut down. Immigration was shut down 1924 to 1965. And why did we have this? What was the need for this in 1952? Oh, yeah, we had rampant illegal immigration. I’m talking about we suspended legal immigration from 1924 to 1965, but we were being overrun in 1952 like we always are. We’re the last great hope of the world. That law was written to allow the president to keep undesirables out and to kick undesirables out. There’s no mystery.
I’ve got to remind you of something here, folks. The Jimmy Carter stuff that I just told you about, all of these statements that Jimmy Carter made were made in public, and the announcements that he made that he was gonna send Iranians home, Iranian students home, that they had to report to immigration, they had to confirm they were here legally, those who weren’t were sent back. They put a moratorium on all Iranians being allowed in the country back in 1979.
Carter did that publicly. He announced it in public, and he announced it proudly. . . .
So here again, number 8 United States Code, inadmissible aliens. “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. 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,” meaning he doesn’t have to go back and get a new vote. This law empowers him to stand up and do what Jimmy Carter did. “He may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary –” until next week, until next year, until whenever he wants “– 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. Read more at Rush Limbaugh (but I have to give you more. . . .
The very first US immigration law was the Chinese Exclusionary Act of 1882. Then there was the Anarchist Exclusion Act of 1903, which we have discussed on this program. But this has reminded me of something. A couple of weeks ago Obama went on TV, as he is wont to do, and said (imitating Obama), “We do not have a religious test for people entering our country. It doesn’t matter what they believe. We have freedom of religion in this country, whatever amendments since then. And it’s the law, it’s our law, and we cannot ask people about their religion, and we certainly cannot use what they say as a reason to keep –” And I was forced to remind everybody that not only can we, we must, because it is also American statutory law. We must ask immigrants seeking asylum what their religious beliefs are. We have done it. We continue to do it. Here’s why.
The primary reason most refugees give for seeking asylum is that they are fleeing religious persecution in whatever war torn place they’re coming from. During the interview process, it is required that we investigate that. “What religion are you?” we ask. They must tell us. Based on what they tell us, we then examine whether or not there is indeed persecution of that religious belief in the place where the immigrant, the refugee, is coming from. We dealt with this a couple of weeks ago. Obama said you could never have a religious test for refugees, and we showed that a religious test is actually written into the statutes that govern refugees and asylum.
How many Muslim “refugees” coming here to kill us (and we know some are) will convince U.S. authorities they are being persecuted under Muslim law? The answer is every single one of them.
You’ve heard the current comparisons of Trump to Adolph Hitler?
David Harsanyi of The Federalist, who lost family members during the Holocaust, and speaks with authority when he replies to Scarborough, “No. Not at all.”
David says he tries to be a good sport about “the occasional gratuitous Nazi analogy,” but feels obliged to throw a flag on this particular play (read his direct quote here.) . . .
He offers an interesting theory that the swift flurry of “Trump=Hitler” responses might be due to the Left’s effort to portray Muslims as an oppressed class in the Western world. There’s a lively genre of European editorials and political speeches that explicitly claim “Muslim refugees are the new Jews.”
Then from the National Review:
As for whether Trump’s proposed Muslim immigration ban would be unconstitutional, Mark Krikorian at National Review judges it would most likely pass Constitutional muster, with due allowances for varying interpretations . . . More on that reasoning here.
Anwar Awlaki: If this chaps you as much as it does me, we are both chapped to the bone: Remember al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, New Mexico-born imam who also held dual citizenship with Yemen –– big shot in the jihad –– the “bin Laden of the Internet,” hosted three 9/11 hijackers at his radical mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, asked to lead prayer at the Pentagon shortly after 9/11/01, and the man Fort Hood murderer Nidal Hasan followed through attending the mosque (had his mother’s funeral there), and emailed with –– left the U.S. when things began to get hot –– when his association with the “Christmas Day Underwear Bomber,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab became public. We did not revoke his U.S. citizenship, or the U.S. citizenship of his American-born son. The U.S. targeted Awlaki Sr. with a drone and got him. They also got the sixteen-year-old son, who is said to not have “terror” ties. Yeah, well . . . . It is illegal to target a natural-born U.S. citizen for death, but we we can revoke citizenship, even natural born under certain circumstances. Had we done so, the targeting would have been legal.
Anyone questioning U.S. ability to control who comes to this country isn’t thinking. What kind of country has not a single law to control their borders and keep their citizens safe? Not the U.S. We don’t use laws, but we have them. A lot of pundits and politicians need to get over themselves. Cry and Howl asks why U.S. laws are ignored, and he has an answer. Read it here.
If you have time, please vote in the presidential poll top right side.