While the mainstream media and Democrats have railed against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, newly revealed documents show it’s already having a big effect.
After filing a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, BuzzFeed News obtained documents showing that U.S. Custom and Border Patrol agents stopped nearly 2,000 people for “secondary inspections” its first month in effect.
Of those, CBP agents reported that 447 were not legally permanent residents of the U.S. Roughly 150 of those individuals voluntarily returned to their native countries.
Trump’s travel ban, which halts travel to the U.S. from several countries where terror groups flourish, was ruled lawful by the Supreme Court after multiple attempts to challenge its standing.
The Trump Administration has experimented with allowing legal permanent residents who were subject to the travel restrictions back into the U.S.
According to the report, a majority of the individuals interdicted were lawfully allowed to be in the U.S., and were sent on their way after a second security screening.
This means CBP agents were running several screenings on individuals who are allowed to be in the U.S. rather than simply letting people in without checking.
Some liberal outlets have reported Trump’s travel ban is “too broad,” but the documents reveal his plan prevented at least 150 people who did not have the required documentation to legally enter the U.S.
In his second travel ban, Trump issued a “Presidential Memorandum” outlining additional travel restrictions, which bumped the list to 9 total countries after adding North Korea and Venezuela.
Several lefty groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and others have filed legal challenges to the travel ban, but have been unsuccessful.
The Supreme Court has made it clear the president of the United States can legally restrict immigration for national security purposes, which is what Trump has been doing.
Trump vowed to keep the nation safe, and many would agree he has done that since taking office.