Feinstein: ‘Big hassle’ to deport foreign nationals on terror watch lists
– Washington Examiner
“Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says it would be impractical to attempt to deport individuals on the terror watch lists whom she thinks should be barred from purchasing weapons.
“I think you’d have a big hassle, particularly if they come under [the] visa waiver [program], how do you just pick them up and deport them?” Feinstein told the Washington Examiner. “There’s no law that says you can.”
Foreign nationals are part of the discussion about how to respond to the Orlando terrorist attack, which was carried about by a U.S. citizen born to Afghan parents. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has proposed a ban on weapons sales to individuals on the no-fly list and the selectee list, which provides extra scrutiny for certain air travelers, but Senate Democrats worry that it doesn’t include a ban on weapon sales for foreign nationals.
Collins’ ban would represent a compromise relative to the ban that Feinstein proposed last week, which would cover about 900,000 people. “Our list is 99.9 percent foreign nationals, and these are foreign nationals submitted by law enforcement and intelligence entities,” Feinstein told reporters. “It is a classified list, but it is people from abroad who could come into this country and because of our lax gun laws be able to buy a gun.”
Republican immigration hawks have been trying to shift the debate to the national security threat posed by immigrants. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have asked the Department of Homeland Security repeatedly to detail the immigration histories of 113 suspects, but they haven’t received the information. “This refusal represents the deliberate hiding of data,” according to Sessions.
“While the vast majority of Muslims are law-abiding and peaceful, we must face the uncomfortable reality that not only are immigrants from Muslim-majority countries coming to the United States, radicalizing, and attempting to engage in acts of terrorism, such as in Boston and Chattanooga; but also, their first-generation American children are susceptible to the toxic radicalization of terrorist organizations,” the Alabama senator said following the Orlando attack.”
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– I detect a pattern here with the Democrats, if there is difficulty in rounding up criminals like foreign terrorists or illegal aliens, we simply must accept their presence and their actions. This should work out well. If Senator Feinstein is not up to the task required, why doesn’t she just resign?
So the Dems in the US Senate think it is just fine to take away guns from US Citizens on the terror watch list, but it is too much of a hassle to deport foreigners on the watch list? When do the Sanctuary Cities begin for foreign terrorists in the USA?/CJ
U.S. Visa Waiver Program
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP), administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in consultation with the State Department, permits citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa. In return, those 38 countries must permit U.S. citizens and nationals to travel to their countries for a similar length of time without a visa for business or tourism purposes. Since its inception in 1986, the VWP has evolved into a comprehensive security partnership with many of America’s closest allies.
The VWP utilizes a risk-based, multi-layered approach to detect and prevent terrorists, serious criminals, and othermala fide actors from traveling to the United States. This approach incorporates regular, national-level risk assessments concerning the impact of each program country’s participation in the VWP on U.S. national security and law enforcement interests. It also includes comprehensive vetting of individual VWP travelers prior to their departure for the United States, upon arrival at U.S. ports of entry, and during any subsequent air travel within the United States.”
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