In a bold new plan to deal with issues relating to immigration and security, President Trump has put in place orders to remove up to 4000 Somali migrants. The criteria for removal is based on three areas:
- Questionable affiliations (links to terrorist or extremist groups)
- Sketchy backgrounds (or unverifiable documents signaling a likelihood of falsity)
- Documented criminal history
When Trump unveiled his plans to restrict immigration temporarily, he used the list of “at risk” nations prepared by the Obama administration as his guide; Somalia was on that list for Terror and Radicalism reasons. The announcement of the deportations came from Stephen Schwarz who is the US Ambassador to Somalia.
Somalia’s President has, of course, objected to the proposed travel ban by saying: “It is part of my responsibility to talk about this issue with the U.S. government by conveying our message to the president and his government that the Somali people are really good, hard-working people.”
And while it may be true that the majority of Somalians are in the US to work hard and make a better life for their families, Trump’s deportations are not targeting these people. They are targeting people who have either lied on their applications, have terror links or committed crimes in the US. Who can object to that?
Fulfilling the promise he made during the campaign, President Trump is once again proving that he’s a man of his word, this time deporting Somali nationals many with questionable affiliations, sketchy backgrounds, and some with documented criminal histories.
US Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwarz just announced that the Trump Administration is planning to deport roughly 4,000 Somali nationals now residing in the United States.
“Somalia” was one of the 7-countries that the president attempted to place a temporary travel ban on, along with Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
However the Somali president, more commonly known as “Farmajo” in Somalia, said that he objected to the ban stating in an interview; “It is part of my responsibility to talk about this issue with the U.S. government by conveying our message to the president and his government that the Somali people are really good, hard-working people.”
Farmajo continued; “They raise their families in the United States. So we will see if he can change that policy and exclude Somalis from that list.”
Moreover, while President Trump’s executive travel ban is being held up in the courts, the president is still taking direct action by removing a potential threat to our national security.
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