(c) 2017 by Paul DuginskiUsed only with express written permission
President Donald Trump’s immigration order has caused confusion and anger and thrown airports around the world into chaos.
Trump signed an executive order on Friday afternoon that bars all Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., halts all refugee admissions for 120 days and refuses admission to people from seven countries that are majority Muslim for 90 days. Those countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
In one stroke of his presidential pen, Trump has turned our country from a compassionate, humane nation into something that more closely resembles a banana republic.
Our Crackpot in Chief may also have provoked a constitutional crisis after just one week in office. For example, some federal customs agents are reportedly defying a federal court order to allow lawyers access to detainees at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
Trump claims that he’s doing this to prevent terrorists or potential terrorists from entering the United States. In the case of refugees from Syria in particular, the people trying to find safety on U.S. shores are clearly not terrorists, but the victims of terror. Their own leader, the brutal dictator Bashar Assad, is committing war crimes by ruthlessly bombing his own civilian population. And Trump’s pal and promoter, Vladimir Putin, is aiding and abetting the commission of those war crimes.
Lady Liberty is hiding her face in shame. So are all true Americans.