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Letter: Travel ban far from unconstitutional

Reference Frank Batavick's recent article "Chaos rule of Trump team so far." Frank said "The Trump ban has triggered a legitimate Constitutional crisis," because ultra-liberal judges said Trump's executive order is unconstitutional; of course they never identify what Article, Amendment or Section the ban violates. Their crisis is that Trump won: not the constitution, because no foreign national has a right to enter this country. So, liberals led by Schumer and Pelosi are trying to discredit President Trump, because if Trump succeeds that means their liberal Democratic platform, agenda and policies are wrong. They can't afford to let him be successful, even if it means tearing the country apart.

Frank said the ban is "religiously motivated," because the seven countries are Muslim. This is just liberal rhetoric, because they are no free countries, they are failed states that sponsor terrorism. There are 40 other Muslim countries that make up 90 percent of the Muslim population not on the ban. Frank said this ban offends Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and therefore "puts all Americans in danger and underlines the long-standing wisdom of Obama." More liberal insanity, because we have been at war, and in danger, since 9/11 with a religious ideology that wants to enslave or murder all non-Muslims. ISIS formed in the vacuum left by Obama's wisdom of pulling out of Iraq in 2011.

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The President has the authority to stop immigration and has done so before. Title 8, Chapter 12, U.S. Code 1182 clearly states "The President – may suspend the entry of all aliens, or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose any restrictions." Even President Obama stopped Iraqis from entering the U.S. for a time. In November 1979, during the Islamic takeover of our embassy in Terran, the Democratic President, Jimmy Carter, invoked the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 and signed Executive Order 12172 that banned all Iranians from entering the country, expelled Iranians already in the country and added extra border screening. President Carter also canceled visas issued to Iranians and made 50,000 Iranian students register at the immigration office. None of that was unconstitutional.

Democratic Sen. Pat McCarran said of the Nationality Act of 1952, "If this oasis of the world should be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished."

Carl Burdette

Westminster

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