Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Trump is right, 1952 McCarran-Walter Act allows us to keep out immigrants we can’t trust
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Just a little bit of research shows that as usual Donald Trump is right and the lazy hate filled media is wrong. Trump’s call for “extreme” vetting falls squarely within the options outlined by the 1952 Immigration and Nationality revise Act commonly known as the McCarran-Walter Act, which was passed to strengthen America’s ability to protect ourselves in matters relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality.
H.R. 13342; Pub.L. 414; 182 Stat. 66.
82nd Congress; June 27, 1952.
“Otherwise known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 was meant to exclude certain immigrants from immigrating to America, post-World War II and in the early Cold War. The McCarran-Walter Act moved away from excluding immigrants based simply upon country of origin. Instead it focused upon denying immigrants who were unlawful, immoral, diseased in any way, politically radical etc. and accepting those who were willing and able to assimilate into the US economic, social, and political structures, which restructured how immigration law was handled. Furthermore, the most notable exclusions were anyone even remotely associated with communism which in the early days of the Cold War was seen as a serious threat to US democracy. The main objective of this was to block any spread of communism from outside post WWII countries, as well as deny any enemies of the US during WWII such as Japan and favor “good Asian” countries such as China. The McCarran-Walter Act was a strong reinforcement in immigration selection, which was labeled the best way to preserve national security and national interests. President Truman originally vetoed the law, deeming it discriminatory; however there was enough support in Congress for the law to pass.”
Radical Islamists who profess allegiance to Sharia Law, which forbids assimilation, above the US Constitution can and should be excluded from entry into our country. They are exactly the type of people the McCarren-Walter Act was written to exclude from our nation. A simple examination of what it means to be adherent to Sharia Law reveals that those who practice it will never become part of our melting pot – they hate assimilation – they will never follow our laws regarding fair treatment of all Americans and will never yield to our political system. True to the Democrat nature of always being on the wrong side of issues, Democrat Harry Truman vetoed this law but was overridden and it was forced into law by Republicans who wanted security and safety for all Americans.