President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Explicitly Bars Admission of “Those Who Would Oppress Members of One… Sexual Orientation.”

This weekend President Trump signed an executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”  The order does several things, including suspending the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, prohibiting the arrival of refugees into the United States from any country during that period, and barring all visitors from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Thank you Mr. President for including the following in your order:

ln order to protect Americans, we must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward our country and its founding principles. We cannot, and should not, admit into our country those who do not support the U.S. Constitution, or those who would place violent religious edicts over American law. In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry and hatred (including “honor” killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice other religions) or those who would oppress members of one race, one gender, or sexual orientation.

Thank you for recognizing that we are victimized because of who we love.  Thank you for recognizing that those who would harm us do so out of bigotry and hatred.  And thank you for putting in writing, in an executive order, that “we cannot, and should not, admit into our country” those who oppress gay and lesbians.




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