Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Audio and Visual Material about President Trump's Executive Order on Immgiration

Nicholas Kristof:  Mr. Trump, Meet My Family

Tomi Lahren: America First

17 comments:

  1. I agreed with a comment that Tomi Lahren said during her video, she said that if this ban is against Muslims then why aren't the other 40 counties that are majority Muslim not effected by the order.

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  2. I watched the video Tomi Lauren: American First, and I thought it was interesting that Barack Obama did the same temporary ban that Donald Trump did on immigration when he was president but there wasn't any backlash when he did it. However when Donald Trump decided to do this the same people that praised Obama are outraged at the new president and it seems as though they are trying to find any reason to protest so they feel like they are part of something important. The left continues to cry out that this is a muslim ban but if that was true then why does it block only seven out of the forty countries that are majority muslim?

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  3. I agree with Tomi Lahren because she says that Trump is just trying to lock the door on other countries so he can keep the people of the United States safe. If people are questioning why he is following through with this order it is because he want to keep his country and everyone in it safe.

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  4. I watched the Tomi Lahren video and I agree with her because she said if the intention of Donald Trump was to ban Muslims, then why would he only ban seven out of the forty countries? Wouldn't banning only certain Muslim countries still leave us at risk for terrorist attacks?

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  5. I watched the Tomi Lahren video and completely disagree with her. While there are many other muslim-majority nations in the world that he did not include his executive order, that is only because there would be an absolute uprising if he did. He selected these 7 countries specifically because the Obama administration implemented some travel restrictions revolving around them. By including these 7 countries in his ban, Trump is able to pin the decision on the Obama administration (basically saying it was set forward by Obama). But that isn't the case. The decision made by the Obama administration had a “focus on travel, not nationality” -Washington Post. Trump has stated that his goal is to help Christians in the middle east. Don't be fooled by his clever wording about priorities being given to religious minorities of those countries (aka Christians)- no matter which way you spin it, it IS a muslim ban. She also talks about how, for the last 8 years, US foreign policy has placed “muslim sensitivity” over the safety of its own citizens. This isn't the case either. No post 9/11 terror attacks in the U.S. have been carried out by anybody from those 7 countries listed in the ban. NOT ONE SINGLE ATTACK. So, what grounds does Trump really have to ban members of those nations (other than religious grounds)? Also, while Obama did slow down the number of refugees coming in from Iraq in 2011 (due to a specific threat in Kentucky), he did not ban them altogether, and a steady flow of refugees arriving from Iraq was maintained. The delay was simply due to the fact that they had to re-screen some people. Obamas order only targeted a single nation for specific reasons, while Trumps includes 7 on, what you could argue as, no grounds whatsoever. You cant even compare the two orders!!!! Ways can be found to improve and refine the vetting process without completely banning members of those 7 countries, and without giving preference based on whether you are Muslim or not… This is the reason you have people crossing party lines- its an unconstitutional decision and does not embody any of the principles set forth by a nation of immigrants.

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  6. I watched the Mr.Trump Meet My Family video and I thought it showed a very interesting story of how immigration happened back then. It showed how Nicholas Kristof's father came to America funded by the Portland baptist church. When he set foot on American soil he was greeted by the people saying welcome young American. I thought this showed how much our country has changed there feelings about immigration since that time.

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  7. I listened to David Rothkof on the ER podcast he said that we should have just as much interest in our globe community as we do in our local community. I agree with him because he gave an example where there was a fire in a local community and everyone in the community went to the fire to see what was going on and had interest of what was going on. This is how our globe community should be acting on Trumps new executive order.

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  9. I watched the "Mr. Trump Meet My Family" video and I thought it was interesting, knowing that his dad benefitted from coming to this country. He was given the opportunity to make a life here, start a family, get a job, and go to school. I think Trump's ban on immigration is wrong because people like this man wouldn't have the opportunity he had, and they wouldn't be able to start a life, or get a job, etc. Banning people like this guy could lead to innocent people being potentially killed in the country that they are trying to flee from.

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  10. I watched the mr.trump meet my family and i think its a great story about his father came over to america. I think that the story shows what america is really about. People coming over here for freedom is what our country is and i think we have to keep it that way.

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  11. I watched the "Mr. Trump, Meet My Family" video and I thought the message was very profound. It didn't touch upon the fundamentals of the law, or whether the E.O is legal like some arguments focus on. Instead it spoke of compassion and gratitude for Americas once open borders. I think empathy should take priority over "protecting the borders" because with our already intense vetting process, I don't see much risk, but I do see a lot of families being put into a better life, that we as humans all deserve.

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  12. I agree with what Tomi Lauren that Trumps executive order is not an attempt at a Muslim ban, but an attempt to protect Americans from terrorism.

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  13. I think that Tomi Lauren states a true point to our countries current immigration situation regarding president Trump's executive order. Trump's ban is protecting us from foreign terrorists and harm dooers, and as of right now, those type of people are coming from the specific countries Trump has banned people from coming from to the US.

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  14. I watched Mr. Trump, Meet My Family. I think that it proves a good point that our history shows us helping refugees and it has saved many innocent people. I do think that we have helped refugees that have hurt the country but that's so few compared to the thousands of good ones we have saved.

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  15. I watched the Tomi Lauren video, and I agree with her. While President Trump didn't include all 47 of the majority Muslim countries in his ban, he did include the seven of them that are most threatening. All seven of those countries have (rightfully or unrightfully) been linked in some way to terrorism. This shows that Trump is trying to protect us from the threats those countries and those people pose to us, not protect us from exposure to their religion.

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  16. I think Tomi has a great point. This is not a muslim ban! The ban includes seven predominantly muslim countries. But, there are over 40 others. I believe liberals are just looking for a reason to protest this executive order. Also the Obama administration identified these seven countries as jihadist countries.

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