Memo to Ninth Circuit: Trump's just following the law

(By Peg Brady, Contributing Writer) Offended protesters and earnest news-readers aver outrage at President Trump’s immigration controls.  We are told that defending national security equates with “fascism” or worse. Ill-informed (or more likely, politically motivated) judges in Seattle and on the Ninth Circuit have now chimed in.

Because too few people here and abroad read history or the statue book, not many know that immigration control is already United States law.  Moreover, two Democrats, Senator Pat McCarran (Nevada) and Representative Francis Walter (Pennsylvania) proposed the current law.

According to the State Department’s Office of Historian website, the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952 “upheld the [1924] national-origins quota system….”  The two Democrats feared “that unassimilated aliens could threaten the foundations of American life” and wished to prevent “infiltration through immigration.” 

The law’s text clearly defines President Trump’s responsibility to defend our national integrity, mandating the “suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the president, whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or 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.”

That seems quite clear.  President Trump is fulfilling his Constitutional duty, empowered by a 65-year-old law which is not less valid albeit unmentioned (!) in the Ninth Circuit's wrongheaded ruling. Once again we are reminded that we must vigilantly and thoroughly research the truth.