February 18, 2014
Barring terrorists from entering the U.S.? What difference does it make?
President Obama, unencumbered by re-election worries, is taking full advantage of "executive directives" or "end-runs" around that pesky Republican-controlled Congress. This past week, the Obama administration has lessened the rules for would-be asylum-seekers and Middle-Eastern immigrants desiring entry into the United States. A post-Sept. 11 immigrant law basically prohibited anyone considered to have provided any level of support to terror groups from immigrating to America. Through executive privilege, Obama has now ordered that offering "'limited' support to terrorists or terrorist groups" should no longer necessarily preclude entry into these United States of America. The change is one of President Barack Obama's first actions on immigration since he pledged during his recent State of the Union address to issue more executive directives. In a recent statement, the Homeland Security Department said that the rule change, which was...(Read Full Post)