In Judge Jeanine’s videos was that an Iraqi Translator had been held up at an airport as he prepared to come to the USA.
While the translator has little knowledge of how laws in the US and particularly this current refugee executive order, he does have an intimate understanding of what he left behind and how people there are treated. His interview held quite a surprise for those reporters eagerly listening for some rant on his detention. Here in BizPac is his answer.
by Carmine Sabia
Iraqi translator detained at airport stuns reporters with his surprising answer about President Trump
Hameed Darweesh, who worked as a translator for the United States Army in Iraq, was detained Friday at JFK Airport in New York and released on Saturday.
His detainment followed President Trump’s executive order to institute extreme vetting measures against travelers from several Middle East nations.
After Darweesh was released, he spoke to reporters who were likely expecting some hard feelings toward Trump.
“I want to thank the people that took care of me and they support me,” he said.
“This is the humanity. This is the soul of America,” Darweesh said. “This is what pushed me to leave my country to move here,” he said. “I’m very, very thankful to the people who came to support me.”
“America is the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world,” he added.
But when a reporter asked him what he had to say to President Donald Trump, likely expecting a vitriolic response, they got a surprise.
“I like him,” Darweesh said, after the people who spoke before him trashed the president and his policy. “This is a policy, I don’t know. He is a president and I’m a normal person.”
A few comments I felt interesting (I withheld names and locations as a courtesy and safety factor):
Just for perspective…
There were estimated to be over 300,000 included in consideration. Of those, only 300 got even looked at. Of those, only 12 were detained.
Considering how TSA treats everyone as a criminal, I find those numbers more than fair if it combats terrorism.
USA High School
A MAN WITH RESPECT ! THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANSWER !
Done correctly. We are not as a nation refusing tired, hungry masses as stated on our Statue of Liberty we are doing it in a sustainable way.
Why is this so surprising? He, probably better than those protesting, understands just how dangerous some of those who might want to sneak into our country are or will be if they are not properly vetted.
@PR And those were the exact same people who were blocked from coming here five-and-a-half years ago by #0bama, but for some reason, the mendacious lying Left had nothing to say about that…
One BIG thing, came out of this temporary ban, and that is : The system, sure as hell, worked, almost before the ink was dry, from President Donald Trump’s ink pen, they started holding and detaining people ! You have got to congratulate the authorities involved in setting this process in motion !! We the American people thank-you, and also apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused by the speed of which Donald’s orders were followed !!!
@DB You must be a Democrat to be so absolutely dense.
Did you note that those countries banned ALL have permanent bans on Israeli people, anyone who has ever been to Israel, anyone who might be Jewish or connected to a Jew, etc?
In other words – IF they are probable terrorists they can’t come til they are investigated.
Common sense, man – NOT much wonder the Dems are against it. Is there no end of the irrational sniveling of the moronic left?
Your attempt to make this about Trump’s business interests are laughable – petty stupidity from the ignorant left.
YOU lost – get used to it. There’s a NEW Sherriff in town – and for at least 4 years the GROWNUPS are in charge.
The lefties are exploding AS USUAL without even attempting to read and understand what they are protesting — these guys are true Borgs – one feeds them data and gives commands, thousands follow the directive.
Here is the part those leftie commanders prefer their idiot troops not know.
(Note:For some reason the order has not been posted as yet. However, the New York Times posted its wording per the White House.)
President Trump signed an executive order on Friday titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” Following is the language of that order, as supplied by the White House. Read the complete executive order as provided by the Times HERE.
Section 1. Purpose. The visa-issuance process plays a crucial role in detecting individuals with terrorist ties and stopping them from entering the United States.
Sec. 2. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect its citizens from foreign nationals who intend to commit terrorist attacks in the United States; and to prevent the admission of foreign nationals who intend to exploit United States immigration laws for malevolent purposes.
Sec. 3. Suspension of Issuance of Visas and Other Immigration Benefits to Nationals of Countries of Particular Concern.
(c) pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order (excluding those foreign nationals traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas).
(g) the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security may, on a case-by-case basis, and when in the national interest, issue visas or other immigration benefits to nationals of countries for which visas and benefits are otherwise blocked.
Sec. 4. Implementing Uniform Screening Standards for All Immigration Programs.
Sec. 5. Realignment of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for Fiscal Year 2017. (a) The Secretary of State shall suspend the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days. During the 120-day period, the Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of Homeland Security and in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, shall review the USRAP application and adjudication process …
(d) Pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the entry of more than 50,000 refugees in fiscal year 2017 would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I determine that additional admissions would be in the national interest.
(e) … the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security may jointly determine to admit individuals to the United States as refugees on a case-by-case basis, in their discretion, but only so long as they determine that the admission of such individuals as refugees is in the national interest…
(g) … Secretary of Homeland Security shall examine existing law to determine the extent to which, consistent with applicable law, State and local jurisdictions may have greater involvement in the process of determining the placement or resettlement of refugees in their jurisdictions, and shall devise a proposal to lawfully promote such involvement.
Sec. 7. Expedited Completion of the Biometric Entry-Exit Tracking System.
Sec. 8. Visa Interview Security.
Sec. 9. Visa Validity Reciprocity.
Sec. 10. Transparency and Data Collection.
This was done with the cooperation of Heritage Foundation and other legal advice. I’m not sure why there is a problem not having it posted on the website so there perhaps should be a word of caution in the reading of the above.
Clearly, this is not a sweeping order to” slam shut” a door on anyone. Obviously the gentleman above who needed protection and assistance received that help. What is NOT found in those liberal rants is that OBAMA would not allow Christians, Jewish sects, nor Muslim sects practicing a different form of Islam entry into our country. Apparently Obama saw not one problem allowing Muslims practicing a stricter more radical form of Islam as a threat and opened his arms wide…so why not the others?