From totally fake news and untrustworthy Washingto Post article-
Update: Former Obama administration official Jon Finer denied that any ban in Iraqi refugee admissions was put in place under Obama. “While the flow of Iraqi refugees slowed significantly during the Obama administration’s review, refugees continued to be admitted to the United States during that time, and there was not a single month in which no Iraqis arrived here,” he wrote in Foreign Policy. “In other words, while there were delays in processing, there was no outright ban.”
Another former official, Eric P. Schwartz, the assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration at the time, also told The Fact Checker that Trump’s statement is false:
“President Obama never imposed a six-month ban on Iraqi processing. For several months in 2011, there was a lower level of Iraqi resettlement, as the government implemented certain security enhancements. Indeed, as we identified new and valuable opportunities to enhance screening, we did so. Nobody should object to a continual effort to identify legitimate enhancements, but it is disreputable to use that as a pretext to effectively shut down a program that is overwhelmingly safe and has enabled the United States to exercise world leadership. In any event, there was never a point during that period in which Iraqi resettlement was stopped, or banned.”
Fwiw, Abc news just said Obama severely limited Iraq immigration to the US in 2011 for 6 months after the FBI found some Al Qaeda operatives had slipped in with Iraqi immigrates.
So, FWIW , there it is. Obama did the same thing as Trump.
Yes, I was going to post that as well. The media is so pissed at Trump for going around them and making them irrelevant that they will inflate every negative angle to get the public to believe hanious acts are being committed. Where were they when Obama did the same thing
Don't care about your buff stuff link Matt. I saw it on ABC news, buried sure, but they did report it.
Matt is grasping at straws, trying to post that unsubstantiated conclusions drawn by a reporter is fact and then pulling up Buff stuff to try to refute what is in the public record. An NPR article stated that less than 200 people were detained at airports. Seems like the general public is played like fools by the media. This will just lower their credibility even further.