Remember The Time Bill Clinton Got A Standing Ovation For “Cracking Down On Illegal Aliens”
By Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge
[FF Editorial: Some Muslims in Malaysia who hold themselves out as political leaders are in fact hypocrites and ass#@%^ of the first order. They forgot how they zipped their mouths and remained totally silent when prior US leaders did what Trump is doing today. They condemn Trump but they never ask the US$ Trillion question – “why not migrate to the countries in the Middle East like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey and in North Africa such as Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Morocco which are all Muslim countries? Why don’t Malaysia offer a blanket free for all admission to all refugees from the war torn countries of the Middle East, even those who are undocumented and have a history of involving in ISIS activities?
Such are the numbskulls like the Secretary General of PKR and Pakatan Harapan, the Opposition Coalition. And should Malaysia adopt a similar policy and Western countries condemn our policy, they would be the first to scream, “Do not interfere in the internal AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA”.]
Before Trump, there was Obama
Trump White House Statement
“This Is Not A Muslim Ban” – President Explains Policy Is Continuation Of Obama’s 2011 Iraqi Refugee Ban
“America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say.
“My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.
“The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror.
“To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days. I have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria. My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering.”
End of Trump White House Statement
And for those wondering why President Trump chose those seven nations? Simple – because President Obama had already enacted travel restrictions on those same nations in 2015.
“The Department of Homeland Security today announced that it is continuing its implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 with the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as three countries of concern, limiting Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals who have traveled to these countries.
“Pursuant to the Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security had sixty days to determine whether additional countries or areas of concern should be subject to the travel or dual nationality restrictions under the Act. After careful consideration, and in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that Libya, Somalia, and Yemen be included as countries of concern, specifically for individuals who have traveled to these countries since March 1, 2011. At this time, the restriction on Visa Waiver Program travel will not apply to dual nationals of these three countries. DHS continues to consult with the Department of State and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to develop further criteria to determine whether other countries would be added to this list.
“Last month, the United States began implementing changes under the Act. The three additional countries designated today join Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria as countries subject to restrictions for Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals. Under the new law, the Secretary of Homeland Security may waive these restrictions if he determines that such a waiver is in the law enforcement or national security interests of the United States. Such waivers will be granted only on a case-by-case basis. As a general matter, categories of travelers who may be eligible for a waiver include individuals who traveled to these countries on behalf of international organizations, regional organizations, and sub-national governments on official duty; on behalf of a humanitarian NGO on official duty; or as a journalist for reporting purposes.
“The addition of these three countries is indicative of the Department’s continued focus on the threat of foreign fighters. DHS continues to review the security of the Visa Waiver Program, the threat environment, and potential vulnerabilities. This is the latest step in a series of actions over the past 15 months to strengthen the security of the Visa Waiver Program and ensure the Program’s requirements are commensurate with the growing threat from foreign terrorist fighters, many of whom are nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries.”
But before Obama there was Bill Clinton who received a standing ovation for demanding stronger border defenses, and deporting criminal illegal immigrants.
Transcripts of Bill Clinton’s speech before a Democrtatic Controlled Congress.
“We are a nation of immigrants.. but we are a nation of laws”
“Our nation is rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country…
Illegal immigrants take jobs from citizens or legal immigrants, they impose burdens on our taxpayers…
That is why we are doubling the number of border guards, deporting more illegal immigrants than ever before, cracking down on illegal hiring, barring benefits to illegal aliens, and we will do more to speed the deportation of illegal immigrants arrest for crimes…
It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that has occurred in the last few years.. and we must do more to stop it.”
See below Bill Clinton’s video on Youtube: