(Gateway Pundit) - On Monday, The Conservative Review published an article that once again highlights the hypocrisy of the Democratic party. They are quick to point out that the foundation of President Trump’s executive order is already existing law and has been dating back to 2002.
Following 9/11, Congress passed the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act, which addressed many of the insecurities in our visa tracking system. The bill passed the House and Senate unanimously.
The bill was originally sponsored by a group of bipartisan senators, including Ted Kennedy and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (F, 0%). Among other provisions, it restricted non-immigrant visas from countries designated as state sponsors of terror:
SEC. 306. RESTRICTION ON ISSUANCE OF VISAS TO NONIMMIGRANTS FROM COUNTRIES THAT ARE STATE SPONSORS OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM.
(a) IN GENERAL- No nonimmigrant visa under section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.1101(a)(15)) shall be issued to any alien from a country that is a state sponsor of international terrorism unless the Secretary of State determines, in consultation with the Attorney General and the heads of other appropriate United States agencies, that such alien does not pose a threat to the safety or national security of the United States. In making a determination under this subsection, the Secretary of State shall apply standards developed by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General and the heads of other appropriate United States agencies, that are applicable to the nationals of such states.
According to the articlethis directive to cut off non-immigrant visas from countries that are designated as state sponsors of terrorism is still on the books and has been for many years.
The Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act was passed with the support of 16 Democratic Senators and 57 House Democrats that are still serving in their respective bodies of congress.
Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. is the most notable Democrat of the House of Representatives that voted for this. The most notable Democratic Senators that voted in favor of this are: Sanders, I-Vt., Schumer, D-N.Y., and Feinstein, D-Calif.