DHS Chief: Nations on Immigration Ban Might Be Blocked Indefinitely

DHS Chief: Nations on Immigration Ban Might Be Blocked Indefinitely | 90 day ban could quickly become permanent

In banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations last week, President Trump presented the executive order as a temporary measure, with a 90-day ban meant to give time to bulk up screening procedures on people entering from those countries.

90 days doesn’t sound very long, but according to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, for some of these nations it may end up quickly being a more or less permanent ban on entering the United States, as Kelly says such increased screening may not be possible.

Kelly noted that some of the nations on the list are in a state of collapse, and suggested that those nations could pretty much be stuck on the list until the administration decides they are stable enough to provide the information the US would want to screen visitors from there.

He provided no indications on what sort of expectations the US would place on these nations over the next 90 days, nor exactly how many of these nations he considered to be in a state of “collapse.” With other officials openly talking about plans to expand the number of banned nations, however, it seems like the list will be growing, not shrinking in the near term.

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  • curmudgeonvt

    “…some of the nations on the list are in a state of collapse..”

    The fact that Kelly ignores the fact that in most cases these countries on the banned country list are in a “state of collapse” at the hands of the US government is overwhelming – oops, sorry, according to Spicer it’s not a ban even though that was the word HE used.

    • Don

      It’s a Muslim ban of course.
      But how corrupt will US law become in order to uphold Trump’s tyranny? Corrupt enough to support this?
      Can Americans still sing the praises of their constitution and support this at the same time?
      If so then it’s going to be pretty clear that their constitution means nothing to them and never really did.
      Which is pretty well what people who watch from outside the US have been saying all along.
      Chilsren have been massacred in their schools because of false upholding of that constitution. What could be more sacred than their children?

  • Don

    The Trump supporters sitting this one out is a sure indication that their regard for their ‘constitution’ is nothing more than ‘political, verbal constipation’.
    It was pretty clear that was always the case with the gun goon’s issue but this one brings it home!

    luv from Canada.