Does President Trump's travel ban make us safer?
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Does President Trump's travel ban make us safer?

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President Trump tweeted a series of anti-Muslim videos as the Supreme Court is currently considering whether to allow his most recent travel ban to go into effect. The White House has insisted the travel ban is necessary to protect us from foreign terrorists trying to enter the country. But critics maintain the ban is discriminatory and could actually make us less safe. What do you think? ✈️
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President Trump tweeted a series of inflammatory, anti-Muslim videos from the leader of Britain First, a "far-right and ultra-nationalist political group." 

Trump has often used the narrative that Muslim immigrants are a threat to push his travel ban, citing security concerns as his top priority.

But a Hawaii federal judge recently blocked the third iteration of Trump's travel ban, claiming it is discriminatory.

Watson wrote that the latest ban “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.’”
He also wrote that the executive order “plainly discriminates based on nationality” in a way that was opposed to federal law and “the founding principles of this Nation.”

The ban would bar certain travelers from "Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela" from entering the United States.

Opponents of the travel ban argue not only is it unconstitutional, it will actually make Americans less safe.

Convicted terrorists support Trump’s travel ban because it sends a message that is consistent with their extremist propaganda. The reality is that the travel ban will not impact terrorists nor protect Americans. It is more likely to negatively impact good people who are simply trying to escape dangerous regimes and/or be reunited with family.

The White House continues to defend Trump's approach to terror, national security and the travel ban.

But others believe Trump's tweets are just further evidence of his own anti-Muslim bigotry.

And point out Trump's hypocrisy when dealing with Islamic versus domestic terrorism.

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