Court okays Trump’s travel ban…and then what?

Ninety days isn’t enough. Common sense ought to be enough to alert us to the dangers of unchecked immigration.

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Win some, lose some, all on the same day. President Trump finally got his travel ban in the works targeting six terrorism-prone countries. After a number of lower court challenges, the Supreme Court stepped in and  (with conditions)) ruled in his favor again on Wednesday, which, from my point of view, did us all a favor. 

Except that it’s only good for 90 days. 

After that, what? They come storming in? On the 91st day the same suspects become instantly rehabilitated? 

Or maybe we welcome them at the airport with flowers, hugs, kisses and a thousand apologies.

At Wednesday’s ruling, the justices reaffirmed the refugee ban, but with exemptions for immigrants with US ties and certain family members, as lower court challenges persist. Trump wanted a much longer pause, but if a 90-day pause was difficult, something near-permanent would have been impossible. 

Our Liberal creampuffs would go into round-the-clock hysterics on that one, as they do now on Russia.

The sign outside the church, blocks from where I live, reads: “Heaven has no borders. Neither do we.”  


The sign outside the church, blocks from where I live, reads: “Heaven has no borders. Neither do we.”   Neither, Dear Pastor, did the jihadists who came here to murder us on 9/11...
Neither, Dear Pastor, did the jihadists who came here to murder us on 9/11 and at Boston, San Bernardino and Orlando.

But there is no use talking to people who operate through slogans and mindless generosity rather than common sense.

Common sense ought to be enough to alert us to the dangers of unchecked immigration. We have friends who want in…likewise enemies. 

These are the countries under the ban: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Plenty from those places are here already thanks to Obama and even Bush before him, and plenty of them are okay…hardworking, good citizens. 

But I’ll tell you this, you do not have to be racist or bigoted or Islamophobic if you step into one of their neighborhoods and feel uncomfortable.

Even if all goes well, you may get that LOOK. The Israelis get it all the time. They know the LOOK and they knew all about Radical Islamic Terrorism before we did. Recently three Muslim terrorists murdered two Israeli (Druze) soldiers at the Temple Mount. 

Trump says, “We only want people who love us in this country.” The same should apply to Israel. How refreshing that would be!

Only a few days ago Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was trying to explain to French President Emmanuel Macron that France’s terrorists are Israel’s terrorists – the same threat covers us all…and often enough the trouble comes from the same people.

I am not sure whether Macron was persuaded. Maybe he was. But it’s too late. France is already a different country. Europe is already a different continent.

The subject is not only terrorism. 

It’s culture, and the shock of waking up to find that the school crossing guard doesn’t speak English and the bagel shop now specializes in halal. 

I am not even touching on Linda Sarsour and the automatic anti-Semitism that comes in from those countries…and from places that aren’t even on the list. 

Ninety days isn’t enough.

People who don’t respect our customs and our virtues should not be here, period.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the ground-breaking inside-journalism thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His latest is “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com