Rashida Tlaib Calls Trump’s Alleged Travel Ban Expansion ‘Straight Up Racism’

(Breitbart) – President Trump’s alleged consideration of expanding the nation’s travel ban is racist, according to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

The congresswoman strongly disagreed on Friday with a report that said the Trump administration was thinking about expanding the ban to cover more countries:

The Associated Press report stated that the document outlining the administration’s plans had been “circulating the White House” and that countries that would be affected were “blacked out,” according to their anonymous sources.

The article continued:

It’s unclear exactly how many countries would be included in the expansion if it proceeds, but two of the people said that seven countries — a majority of them Muslim — would be added to the list. The most recent iteration of the ban includes restrictions on five majority-Muslim nations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, as well as Venezuela and North Korea.

Even though White House principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley did not confirm the plan, he told the AP the travel ban made the United States safer.

Gidley commented:

The Travel Ban has been very successful in protecting our Country and raising the security baseline around the world. While there are no new announcements at this time, common-sense and national security both dictate that if a country wants to fully participate in U.S. immigration programs, they should also comply with all security and counter-terrorism measures — because we do not want to import terrorism or any other national security threat into the United States.

However, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) retweeted the article in question and urged her fellow representatives to pass the No Ban Act.

“What do 5 out of 7 of these countries have in common? They are Muslim-majority countries the President already tried to ban. We need to pass the #NoBanAct immediately to stop this madness,” she wrote.

In February, Breitbart News’s John Binder reported that Trump’s travel ban halted almost all legal immigration from countries designated as sponsors of terrorism.

“In total, more than 37,000 visas were denied in 2018 thanks to the travel ban — including about 15,400 foreign nationals seeking to permanently resettle in the U.S. and 21,645 foreign nationals wanting non-immigrant visas,” he concluded.

breitbart.com/immigration/2020/01/11/rashida-tlaib-calls-trumps-alleged-travel-ban-expansion-straight-up-racism/

11 COMMENTS

  1. So now Tlaib has borrowed a page outta the pagebook of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson et al and trotted our the race card. News flash, lady: it ain’t gonna work.

  2. RSB; That ugly, racist, socialist, muslim, dumbaRat, America hater, who wants sharia law in our Great country. Should be put in prison to rot. Along with the rest of the dumbaRats.

  3. Rashida, Ilhan, “Palestine” and Somalia are trying to reach you! Why don’t you both heed the call? The USA would be infinitely better off without the likes of you!

    Keep up the good work, Mr. President! #TRUMP 2020

  4. So a travel ban from terrorist countries is racist but her and other Muslims wanting to wipe out Israel is not? Really? Just how stupid do you think we are that we can’t see through your hateful rhetoric?

  5. This Islamic Terror monger should not even be allowed in our country let alone our congress. She is filth just as all Islamic blaspheming murders are. Death to America is her stand and she should be removed. She is pathetic UN American piece of work. She stinks!!

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