"As green card holders returning to America and already-vetted and approved refugees are being detained at our airports, and as the same Republican leaders who condemned Trump’s rancid notion of a ban on Muslim refugees during the campaign endorse the implementation of that notion now, and as American companies retreat to a war-like footing, we should again reiterate that there seems no actual security reason for Trump’s buffoonish, white-nationalist inspired refugee ban.

Because it’s not aimed that the nations terrorists have actually come from. Though Trump referred to 9/11 multiple times in his order, the perpetrators of 9/11 came from none of the countries currently being targeted. In fact, those nations have been exempted.

His [now-implemented] list doesn’t include Muslim-majority countries where his Trump Organization has done business or pursued potential deals.

Instead, the order targets the nations where Muslim refugees fleeing violence are most likely to come from: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. Turkey has been seeing waves of terrorism; they are exempt. Neither any of the 9/11 hijackers nor the Boston Marathon bombers were from any of these nations.

The order is aimed at refugees, not terrorists. And with the Trump administration’s specified directive placing Christian refugees over Muslim refugees, in any future refugee admissions, it is demonstrably a religious test for entry.

The administration’s action is loathsome, repulsive, and un-American. It’s almost certainly illegal. It is a notion intended to favor the white nationalists of his administration but which is certain to cause more deaths around the world as we deliver refugees—including those who have worked alongside America at great personal risk—back to the very regimes they are fleeing. It will cause more terrorism.

And not one Republican is standing up against it"

rest at https://goo.gl/rFEAol


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