WINNING: Trump Administration Places New Travel Restrictions on Six Countries
On January 31, 2020, the Trump administration prohibited immigration from Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, and three other countries.
This is an expansion of the previous travel ban that covered seven other nations, which were majority Muslim.
Based on a proclamation that Donald Trump signed on Friday, citizens hailing from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, and Nigeria won’t be able to apply for visas to migrate to the U.S.
The Trump administration argued that the policy was crafted to bolster security for countries who don’t observe the U.S.’s baseline security standards or cooperate to limit illegal immigration.
Two other countries, Sudan and Tanzania, will no longer participate in the diversity visa lottery, which randomly gives out green cards to 50,000 immigrants from underrepresented countries on a yearly basis. Many of these visa recipients come from African countries.
Naturally, mass migration advocates threw a fit about these news rules.
They viewed this new policy as an “African Ban” and criticized the Trump administration for placing restrictions on other, bigger countries that don’t willingly cooperate with the U.S.
“There are bad actors in Russia, bad actors in China, and none of those places have been put on any kind of ban,” said Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Her Houston district has the largest Nigerian community in America. “It is pure discrimination and racism.”
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin praised the Trump administration’s move, but demanded that he take his immigration reforms a step further.
Malkin tweeted, “End the entire diversity visa lottery. Full immigration moratorium now. #americafirst.”
End the entire diversity visa lottery. Full immigration moratorium now. #americafirst https://t.co/hv3scKIOM7
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 1, 2020
This is a good move by Trump, now he must double down.
Mass migration presents a clear and present danger to the viability of America as a nation-state.
The post-1965 Immigration Act consensus has gone on for too long. It’s time for a prolonged pause on both illegal and legal immigration.