Liberal politicians and their media arm have been screaming across the airwaves decrying President Trump’s executive orders designed to secure America’s borders. Trump issued several orders last week including one to begin construction of a wall at the US-Mexico border. The most controversial order, however, concerns the country’s refugee program.
Trump has ordered a comprehensive review of the vetting process used to determine the potential security risk of refugees, particularly from seven countries known to sponsor terrorism.
Liberals have blasted Trump’s actions calling them hateful and un-American. Trump argues that he is seeking a comprehensive immigration policy that will allow for compassionate immigration while still protecting border security from those who may seek to harm Americans.
The Daily Caller reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is among those who are attacking Trump on the temporary immigration ban. He called the order “chilling to anyone in America who cares about religious liberty.”
De Blasio argued Sunday on CNN that an exemption in the order is particularly disturbing to him. Specifically, he argued that “the executive order states that religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries may be exempted from the suspension renders is essentially a ban on Muslims.”
— CNN (@CNN) January 29, 2017
But de Blasio himself has attacked people in his own city for their religious beliefs. He “pushed for a city-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A because the company’s president came out in support of traditional marriage.”
WND also points out that the mayor did not invoke religious liberty when a Christian baker’s business was lost.
De blasio said nothing about Christian baker who lost business when their religious liberty was lost over gay cake issue… https://t.co/YtwbvQeNyN
— WND News (@worldnetdaily) January 29, 2017
De Blasio is arguing that the order is against religious freedom while the order purposely allows religious minorities facing persecution in their native countries to continue to immigrate to the United States. His issue appears to be that religious minorities get preference over Muslims from the same country. CNN’s Jake Tapper pointed out that “minority Muslims in those countries could also be eligible for exemptions.”
De Blasio’s arguments now are contrary to his own actions when he tried to run Chick-fil-A out of New York because of the views of its president in support of traditional marriage.
“What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,” de Blasio said in 2016. “I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them. But they do have a legal right.”
Despite de Blasio’s best efforts, Chick-fil-A is still operating successfully in New York City.
Source: The Daily Caller