While this is an ant forum, not made for politics. And normally I don't even talk about politics, here, facebook or anywhere. Ends up a bunch of people arguing at each other like arguing with a brick wall or a wooden stump. But, this IS however the off topic section. So, if you want to talk about ants, that isn't the point of off topic lol. I barely even go to off topic section as it is. It shouldn't show up on the news feed though (or maybe that got fixed now, dunno). However, I'd like to correct certain people on saying Obama's "ban" is fake news. So I will link to a site that liberals love, CNN (unless CNN is also now considered fake news).
Granted, Trump's ban is more wide sweeping and he calls it an actual ban. But, Obama effectively did the same exact thing.
"While Obama did order his administration to pause consideration of Iraqi refugee applications for six months in 2011,"
Essentially, "pause consideration" pretty much means there was no refugees for that entire time (six months) from Iraq. While he didn't call it a ban, it leads to the same outcome, no new refugees from that country for X amount of time as their applications wouldn't be considered for that six months. Trump has targeted more countries and called it for what it is, a ban and is more wide sweeping about it. So yes, its more countries and he calls it an actual ban. But, Obama effectively did something similar. He just used different wording than saying it was a "ban", but it is the same. Not letting people in for X amount of time, so Obama DID in fact do what Trump is doing, except Trump is targeting more countries.
Still, no one cared when Obama did it. Different wording, same outcome.
Edited by Vendayn, February 2 2017 - 12:39 PM.