Donald Trump says he would ban Afghan and Pakistani immigrants from US
By Khaama Press - Tue Jun 14 2016, 10:58 am
He was speaking a day after an ISIS sympathizer killed at least 50 people by attacking the night club in Florida.
Trump said he would use the executive authority of the presidency to temporarily ban the entry of foreign Muslims from countries “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.”
He also added that the immigration ban would would last until “we are in a position to properly screen these people coming into our country. They’re pouring in, and we don’t know what we’re doing.”
According to Trump, the parents of the Florida gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, were born in Afghanistan while the parents of last year’s San Bernardino shooter, also an IS sympathizer, were from Pakistan while his wife and co-shooter was from Saudi Arabia.
Trump indicated that all of those countries — which are allies of the United States — would be subject to his proposed immigration ban.
“Immigration from Afghanistan into the United States has increased nearly five-fold in just one year. According to Pew Research, 99 percent of people in Afghanistan support oppressive Shari’a law,” he added.
He said “We admit many more from other countries in the region who share these same oppressive views. If we want to remain a free and open society, then we have to control our borders.”