By Michael Rodillo
After about a week of being the President, President Donald J. Trump has unleashed his executive order of banning seven middle-eastern countries from having the opportunity to get underway their lives in the United States. Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia are all banned to keep out ‘Radical Islamic Terrorists.’
Donald J. Trump released this executive order in January 27, 2017. The first 24 hours of this executive order being released only 109 people were detained over 325,000 of the people from the foreign countries. What they haven’t included in their statements were 940 people with visas, an endorsement on the passport for free passage to anywhere for a specific time, from the seven countries had been affected by the order—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen—being denied of passage to the U.S. had induced great sorrow. The Department of Homeland Security also processed 1,607 waivers for legal permanent residents, and 81 visa holders were granted waivers. Those numbers were the latest as of 7 a.m. on Feb. 1.
These numbers continue to rise due to the temporary travel ban, lasting 90 days.
Others, though, already have compiled some of that information. One of them is Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute. He had pulled out a total of 28 pages for a report called “Terrorism and Immigration.”
154 foreign born were accused of carrying such terrorists acts. Only 40 had been known to kill a total of 3,024 deaths. These deaths exclude the terrorists acts of Sept. 11 2001, a forty year period from 1975 to 2015.
Only 17 of the 154 foreign-born terrorists were from the seven countries covered by the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban. But none of the 17 was responsible for any deaths — even though the seven countries combined represented almost 40% of all refugees accepted into the U.S. in the last 10 years.
Although it may be unfavorable, it is very understandable that Trump had expressed the executive order. From 1975 to 2015 at least one attack occurred in each year. Donald J. Trump is just showing his concern for his country.