Hiring More Security Screeners Creates More Jobs and Leaves the Door Open for Refugees

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door."―Emma Lazarus, Inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.But if you're from Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya or Somalia, the wait time is at least 120 days for the process to begin.And if you're from Syria, your entry is considered "detrimental to the interest of the United States" and you cannot pass through this door, until President Trump "decides [your] admission is in the national interest." Executive Order 7 Sec 5(d)The theme behind Executive Order 7, signed into law on Jan. 27, 2017, at its core is a good idea that I can get behind: "protecting the nation from Terrorist entry into the United States," but President Trump's approach is flawed. As Benjamin Franklin put it: "If you give up liberty for security you deserve neither."  Continue reading...

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