Excellent. As one example, this sort of vetting would have likely stopped the San Bernardino terrorist’s wife from entering the country. And perhaps we wouldnt have 300 more ISIS sympathizers who entered the country in the last “refugee” batch of 1000.
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday on some ideas the Trump administration is discussing for the “extreme vetting” of foreign visitors, including asking the subjects to reveal their cell phone contacts, hand over the passwords to their social media accounts, supply financial records, and “answer probing questions about their ideology.”
“The administration also wants to subject more visa applicants to intense security reviews and have embassies spend more time interviewing each applicant. The changes could apply to people from all over the world, including allies like France and Germany,” the WSJ reports.
According to The Hill, the ideological probe could include questions such as “whether visitors support honor killings and whether they regard the ‘sanctity of human life.’”
The WSJ reasonably expects civil liberties activists to object to these changes in vetting procedures and also worries that other nations could retaliate with similar requirements on Americans seeking visas.
Fine. And most other nations whose economies rely a great deal on American tourism, will be the ones to suffer. The United States, on the other hand, must take control of its border, and manage who is entering this country. Enough with allowing an open door for the chaos of the world with which to access this nation.