Walker held nothing back:
“I agree 100% President Trump’s decision. The national security of the United States is a paramount issue.
All President Trump is doing is ensuring that people can go about their day without living in so much fear. Women won’t have to worry about walking around the mall; kids won’t have to worry about going to the school.
Look, these countries don’t have a database that keeps track of its citizens. And we can’t depend on a government database in countries that do, because if they have one it has a political agenda behind it.
It wouldn’t be hard for someone to get into the U.S. whose loyalty lies with ISIS or a militia aligned with Iran. While the militia isn’t necessarily our enemy right now, they don’t have loyalty to the U.S., they are loyal to the interests of the government that funds them. And that government says “Death to America.”
ISIS’s strongholds are in Iraq and Syria. We all know what they want to do to Americans.”
He pointed out how some of the Iraqi government is involved with terrorism:
“Besides, the government of Iraq is involved with the militia who gets all their support from Iran, the number-one state sponsor of terrorism. ISIS has a haven in Libya. Al-Shabaab is in Somalia and has pledged their allegiance to ISIS.
Iran has several terrorist groups affiliated with it. Yemen has Al-Qaeda, ISIS and the militia. And in Sudan, Hamas raises money for terrorism and has a presence.
The bottom line is this: Americans need to understand that this is for national security.”
Then Walker explained the one area where he disagrees with the order:
“But we also need to be concerned with the interpreters, linguists and soldiers who worked shoulder-by-shoulder with the U.S. to fight against terrorists. There are thousands of translators and friendly forces over there who earned the right to come to America.
They’ve all become targets to groups like ISIS because they worked with America. They made many sacrifices in doing so, they deserve a second chance.”
My stance? I support this, unless it becomes permanent. They need to find a different way to vet these refugees, because regardless of what is being said, it isn’t working out so well in other countries taking these folks in. They need to figure how to vet them, and be selective with who we bring in.
And something needs to be done in Syria to make it so refugees aren’t a thing anymore.
Either way, it would be nice to have this issue solved within six months (the ban on refugees is apparently four months). Maybe it’s time for the government to get on the ball and not only work, but work faster.
As for the ban from various countries… again, we need to get a better vetting process. I have a good friend who came here from Iraq after he worked as an interpreter for US troops. I’d hate to see folks like himself and his family get stuck in a bad situation. I know my friend was trying to get his dad here. I don’t know if this will effect that or not. And maybe it is time to sit down with the leaders of these countries. What are we doing about these terrorist attacks? And don’t tell me how insulting it is… they are happening on a regular basis. Obama threw money at them and thought that would solve the problem. It didn’t. This is step two. Now let’s talk and figure this out.