STATEN ISLAND — Whereas hundreds of protesters joined dozens of elected officers to talk out towards President Donald Trump’s refugee ban over the weekend, the town’s solely Republican official in Washington was all for it.
Rep. Dan Donovan, who represents Staten Island and elements of Brooklyn, lauded Trump’s government order that bans vacationers from seven predominately Muslim nations, saying it is in “America’s greatest curiosity.”
“We’re and will proceed to be a compassionate nation, however we should stability our compassion with safety pursuits,” Donovan stated in a press release.
“The FBI director stated to the Homeland Safety Committee, on which I sit, that we can’t correctly vet individuals from struggle-torn nations, and we all know ISIS will use refugee flows to infiltrate the West.
“President Trump’s choice is in America’s greatest curiosity, and I help exploring protected zones within the area to guard harmless life.”
The chief order, signed by Trump on Friday with reportedly little authorized assessment, bans vacationers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for ninety days.
It additionally blocks refugees from Syria from getting into the US indefinitely and refugees from the opposite nations for one hundred twenty days.
In an extended model of the assertion posted on his Fb web page, Donovan confused that the order would solely be put in place briefly whereas the federal government makes positive “the right checks are in place to guard our nation from terrorists,” although no assaults on U.S. soil have been linked to extremists from the seven nations within the ban since Sept. eleven.
The order led to the detention of as many as fifty two individuals flying into John F. Kennedy airport over the weekend, together with a number of who had inexperienced playing cards or visas. As of Monday, one individual was nonetheless detained, immigration legal professionals stated.
The order was met with widespread criticism throughout the nation and a Brooklyn federal decide on Saturday blocked the deportation of individuals with refugee purposes, legitimate visas and inexperienced playing cards.
In his assertion, Donovan stated he would work to make…