Democrat presidents impose significantly more immigration restrictions than their Republican counterparts. And Obama immigration restrictions are the worst!
The hypocrisy of the Left’s strident objections to President Trump’s travel order is exposed by the cold hard facts.
While mainstream media and liberals across America are busy inviting chaos and violence to win political arguments, a recent study shows the hypocrisy of their objections to President Trump’s immigration policies. The Congressional Research Service recently reported that since 1980, the U.S. presidents who issued immigration restrictions the most during their White House tenures were Democrats.
The Reality of Presidential Statistics
The results from the Congressional Research Service report show that since President Reagan, Democrat presidents have limited immigration to specific groups of people far more than Republican presidents have.
- Ronald Reagan – 5 times
- George H.W. Bush – 1 time
- Bill Clinton – 12 times
- George W. Bush – 6 times
- Barack Obama – 19 times
What is shocking about these statistics is that Bill Clinton issued the same number of immigration restrictions as Presidents Reagan, Bush, Sr. and Bush, Jr., combined. What’s more shocking? Obama almost doubled Clinton’s number.
Let that sink in. Former (I love saying that) President Obama imposed immigration restrictions 19 times including 4 times on Muslim countries, while the liberal media, Democrats, and their hired protesters said nothing.
Obama’s Immigration Bans
Gateway Pundit here details the 19 times Obama imposed immigration restrictions:
Remember ‘Fake Tears’ Schumer, who “cried” over President Trump’s travel ban?
Apparently Schumer was too busy kissing Obama’s butt to notice Barry’s record on immigration restrictions. Hypocrisy much, Chuck?
Mathematically speaking, Democrat presidents limit immigration to specific groups of people 358% more per presidential term than do Republican presidents.
What the Law Allows
The Conservative Review noted that the most important part of what the Congressional Research Service found was:
“Over the years, presidents have relied upon Section 212(f) to suspend or otherwise restrict the entry of individual aliens and classes of aliens, often (although not always) in conjunction with the imposition of financial sanctions upon these aliens. Among those so excluded have been aliens whose actions “threaten the peace, security, or stability of Libya;” officials of the North Korean government; and aliens responsible for “serious human rights violations.”
“Section 212(f) and the case law to date contain no firm legal limits upon the president’s exercise of his authority to exclude aliens under this provision.”
Translated: President Trump acted within his authority in issuing a travel order regarding seven countries in the Middle East. Leftists know this. They just hope to get a political win today. When President Trump wins, they hope the story will be on Page 16 of the Style section.
Perhaps in the days when Leftists media ruled. You can bet President Trump will trumpet the win, when it happens.