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McCarran, More than Just an Airport in Las Vegas

  • From "Selective immigration ban already law," originally published in Tri-City Times September 15, 2016.


    Wouldn't it have been interesting if, at some point during the presidential campaign, one of the candidates asked, "Oh, by the way, has anyone in Washington, D.C., ever heard of the McCarran-Walter Act Of 1952?"


    I did not know of this act until recently, but it has been a law for almost 65 years. Here are the historic facts that would seem to indicate that many, if not most, of the people we elect to work for us in Washington do not have the slightest idea of what laws already exist in OUR country.


    After several terrorist incidents were carried out in the United States, Donald Trump was severely criticized for suggesting that the U.S. should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities and even people of certain religions (Muslims).


    The criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being un-American, dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Congressmen and senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and our former president called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.


    As Gomer Pyle would say, "Well, surprise, surprise!" It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions.


    Known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the - "suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the president, whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States."


    "The president may, by proclamation and for such a period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens, immigrants or non- immigrants, or impose any restrictions on the entry of aliens he may deem to be appropriate."


    Who was president when this was passed? Democrat Harry Truman.


    Who do you suppose last used this process? Democrat Jimmy Carter, no less than 37 years ago, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States. But Carter actually did more. He made ALL Iranian students, already in the United States, check in with the government. And then he deported a bunch of them. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas and a total of 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the USA in 1979.


    So, what do you say about all the criticism that Donald Trump received from the Democratic senators, representatives and the Obama Administration?


    Additionally, it is important to note that the McCarran-Walter Act also requires that an "applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and in agreement with the principles of our Constitution."


    Therefore, one could surmise that since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, ALL Muslims should or could be refused immigration to OUR country.


    When pro-illegal immigration advocates (liberal and Democrat) say our immigration laws are broken, perhaps they would find that they are intact and encompassing if they would actually use them!!


    Authenticated at: (look under 1952)

    Go ahead … read it.

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