Trump: Suspend Immigration From Areas With ‘Proven History Of Terrorism’
Donald Trump has seemingly learned his lesson after gaining near universal derision from elected officials and the press for calling for a ban on Muslim immigration.
Trump, it seems, has learned the value of coded language, renewing his call for an immigration ban but from areas “with a proven history of terrorism.”
“The immigration laws of the United States give the president powers to suspend entry into the country of any class of persons,” he said during a speech in New Hampshire.
From the Hill:
Speaking one day after 49 people were killed at an Orlando nightclub by a gunman who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Trump put much of the blame on U.S. immigration policies that allowed the shooter’s parents to enter the country from Afghanistan.
“I will use this power to protect the American people. When elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we fully understand how to end these threats.”
Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, said he’s heard people vindicating his previous call to temporarily ban Muslim immigration, which came in response to the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., earlier this year, elaborating on that proposal and calling for America to take control of its borders.
“It will be lifted, this ban, when, as a nation, we are in a position to properly and perfectly screen these people coming into our country. They are pouring in and we don’t know what we are doing,” he said.