The overwhelming majority of the news media hates President Trump’s temporary travel ban. The majority of Americans surveyed support the concept.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57 percent of likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-three percent are opposed, while 10 percent are undecided.
Similarly, 56 percent favor a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists. Thirty-two percent oppose this temporary ban, and 11 percent are undecided.
The surveys didn’t mention Trump’s specific order.
Protesters clamor that everyone has rights. But as Rich Lowry writes in the New York Post:
“Nowhere is it written that the United States can never tap the brakes on immigration. For much of the political class and for an inflamed left, any new restriction is tantamount to melting down the Statue of Liberty.”
Lowry also lists numbers strongly indicating America hasn’t exactly been unfriendly to foreigners.
The United States admits about 1 million immigrants a year.
Despite President Trump’s temporary suspension of the US refugee program and a cap of 50,000 refugees, that number is consistent with refugees admitted here during the past several years, ranging from 50-70,000. In the years 1976, 1977, 1978, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007 we took in less than 50,000 refugees.
The press is now out of control, guilty of extreme hyperbole and over-use of the “C” word. Check out these headlines:
Trump’s travel ban is causing chaos
How Trump’s Rush to Enact an Immigration Ban Unleashed Global Chaos
Chaos, anger as Trump order halts some Muslim immigrants
Today’s read, Leftists’ Heads Explode in Response To Keeping America Safe, is sooooooo good.
“All the fit-throwing reminds me this is going to be a long eight years, but then I smile because I know liberals are thinking the same thing.”