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Obama and Jimmy Carter had IMMIGRATION BANS on jihad nations

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Jimmy Carter and Obama had immigration bans that lasted six months or more. President Obama banned Iraqi refugees. He all but banned Christians seeking asylum from Islamic oppression, violence and creed apartheid under sharia. President Carter “invalidate[d] all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States.”

“The State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets.”

 One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.

ABC News fully supported Obama’s ban.

We are knee deep in left-wing manure this week. Previous bans by former Presidents were imposed with little notice by leftists and their armies of chaos.

First off, the enemedia’s designation of Trump’s immigration policy as a “Muslim ban” is specious and false.

It’s a terror ban.

These violent protests are not anti-Trump, they are anti-America, anti-Freedom, anti-you-and-me. They want us to live under their boot of subjugation, oppression and statism.

Heavy: Obama’s administration did stop processing all applications for Iraqi refugees for a six-month time period. (Jimmy Carter and Chester Arthur were also among presidents to restrict immigration by nation state).

A 2013 ABC News article reported, “The State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets.”

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Obama during his final press conference as President. (Getty)

The network reported that, as a result, an “Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays.”

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Anti-Trump protesters at JFK airport. (Getty)

According to National Review, President Obama also admitted very few Syrian refugees during his tenure.

There was some precedent for this. In 1980, according to Politifact, Jimmy Carter “ordered administration officials to ‘invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States.’”

Here’s specifically what Carter said in his address announcing those sanctions: “…the Secretary of Treasury [State] and the Attorney General will invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly.”

The Carter measure came in the height of tensions over the Iran hostage crisis. Carter also ordered Iranian students to report to U.S. immigration. Trump’s order affects more countries but appears also tailored to nation states rather than the religious test he floated during the presidential campaign. However, because they are all Muslim majority and some minority religions are exempt from the ban, some are criticizing Trump for ordering what they are deeming a “Muslim ban.” He denies it amounts to one. The courts will ultimately decide.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. (Getty)

As for President Chester Arthur, in 1882, he “signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which stopped Chinese immigration for 10 years…The ban also prevented Chinese persons from becoming U.S. citizens, and the exclusion was subsequently extended permanently through later legislation,” reported ABC News.

In 1917, during World War I, Congress passed legislation that barred “most Asian nation immigration overall, with the exception of Japan…and the Philippines,” according to ABC News, which added that the U.S. only allowed 105 Chinese people to move to the country each year until 1965. In several immigration acts in the 1920s, reported ABC, the country established “a wide-scale quota system based on national origins.”

Trump’s immigration ban – which has been met by intense criticism and protests at airports throughout the country – temporarily stops immigration from six Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Libya. The order gives preference to religious minority groups in those countries, such as Christians, according to The New York Times. It also indefinitely stops immigration from Syria, stops all refugee resettlement for 120 days, and caps 2017 refugee admittance to 50,000.

A federal judge granted an emergency stay for part of the executive order on January 28, ruling that the government could not send back immigrants from the affected countries who are at airports being detained because they might suffer irreparable harm. A lawsuit has been filed asking the courts to deem the entire Trump executive order unconstitutional under the 5th Amendment, contending it subjects Muslims to disparate treatment. The Trump order has also affected people with green cards and those visiting America to see family or for work; there is a provision for case-by-case exemption in some circumstances.

According to Mic.com, the countries Trump selected for his executive order derived from a previous list created by Obama, although the president was only restricting access to a visa waiver program: “The countries whose citizens are barred entirely from entering the United States is based on a bill that Obama signed into law in December 2015. Obama signed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act as part of an omnibus spending bill. The legislation restricted access to the Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens from 38 countries who are visiting the United States for less than 90 days to enter without a visa.”

National Review says that, before 2016, “when Obama dramatically ramped up refugee admissions, Trump’s 50,000 stands roughly in between a typical year of refugee admissions in George W. Bush’s two terms and a typical year in Obama’s two terms.”

The New York Times reports that about the same number of Christians and Muslims were admitted to the U.S. as refugees in 2016, despite Trump’s claims that Christians had basically no chance to get asylum under President Obama.

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  • Mark Steiner

    From the article: “There was some precedent for this. In 1980, according to Politifact, Jimmy Carter “ordered administration officials to ‘invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States.’””

    Recall 1980 was an election year and Carter, who had allowed American diplomats to languish in Iran since 1979, decided to do something to look tough to the electorate that year. Not much, as it turned out, because 444 days passed until hostage release date January 20, 1981.

    • Lefty Wright

      Funny, January 20,1981 was the same day as Reagan’s inaguration. Then we have the Iran -Contra affair, where Reagan sold weapons and equipment to Iran for cash to fight a war in Nicaraugua. Must be the same plan Trump is using. Collude with America’s enemies to win political office.

      • Mark Steiner

        You forgot the increase in Social Security taxes (hard on self-employed) and the gasoline tax at the pump.

        Trump is not choosing the same course of action as what led to an Iran-Contra. He is working to make the nation safe. Only in office 9 days. Reagan had 8 years.

      • Craig

        ESAD, lying leftist. Anyone stupid enough to read wonkette and ma jones is too stupid to type. You have your teacher typing for you? Funny, your allure to the socialists and communists that you so admire and support. Your “facts” of the Contra affair are wrong as well. You truly are an uneducated anti-American lying POS. a.k.a. typical democrat.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Interesting, but the problem of today requires addressing, not a regurgitation of old ineffective president’s mutterings.

    • Drew the Infidel

      Agreed. The history of lax border enforcement goes all the way back to the cross-border incursions of Pancho Villa at the Rio Grande in the early 1900s in which innocent Americans were slaughtered.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        It is time to get a few things straightened out.

      • Gerry Ingram

        Most illegal aliens did not cross the border illegally. Most over stayed various sorts of visas. So, the border itself is not the biggest issue.

  • Drew the Infidel

    Though it was treated as a matter of classified importance, Obhammud signed similar orders as recently as December 2015. When militants occupied the US Embassy in Tehran in ’79 Carter kicked 5,000 Iranians out of the US almost overnight and strictly limited their ability to re-enter the country, all in the name of national security such as Trump has done.

    Recently, while an armored car driver, I had an Iranian co-worker who said when 9/11 happened he and others of immigrant status were herded into a huge Border Patrol facility near Dallas and then vetted for release to be sure they were not involved in the attacks.

  • Mundus

    It’s about time historical context was presented. The lack of, ignorance of, or ignoring of history is much of the problem. Also, the use of ” unAmerican”, or comparison to Jewish denial of entry by FDR, are so fallacious, it is scary and dangerous. They are promoting lies. This entire situation is, again, exposing the intellectual ignorance and inability to think, analyze research, or critically analyze information on any level, regardless of the speaker’s experience, profession, or education. Why does anyone believe we shouldn’t defend ourselves, or office holders not carryout vows to protect and defend the US ?
    Why do they want terrorism to reign unobstructed all over this country? On top of everything, a great deal of current problems arose , because the laws in place now, aren’t being followed.

  • notme123

    thank you

  • But they were both Democrats, so it was ok! Just like Rape, Tax Evasion, Corruption are not called that when Democrats commit them, only if a Conservative does! Shows the true lunacy of the godless Democratic Party today. Neither Party today is the same Parties that our Fathers and Grandfathers were part of, both have changed dramatically. The GOP is more moderate Democrat today, instead of Conservative, and the Democratic Party has become a Far Leftist Commie Sewer. I am like President Trump, who used to be a Democrat, like myself, but saw the corruption and evilness it had formed into and left. Course, the Republican Party is not a lot better, especially being filled with so many RINO’s, McCain, Ryan, McConnell, Graham. I have no use for either Party, just a God Fearing, Bible Reading, Gun Owning Conservative Patriot! No Democrat can call themselves a Patriot, because they support nothing that is good for our Nation!

  • Hilltop Watchman

    And let’s not forget FDR’s (another democrat) specific ban on Jews escaping Nazi Europe and who were sent back to their deaths. Likewise, Australia, Britain and others who did the same. The left are truly despicable and as with the national socialists, are the real fascists.

  • Timo

    Too bad harmless people were classified as “terrorists” and therefore trapped at US airports right after the ban went live…

    Show me a source that proves something like this happened with Obama.

    • tverle

      They weren’t classified as terrorists. They experienced a delay in entry. Not really the same thing. And why is Trump/America the bad guy here? It could all be cleared easily (as all the other majority Muslim countries that aren’t on the list) if the country they are coming from was willing to provide a little background information. These people could do the work in their own countries to fix the problem before ever entering ours.

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