The_Whales_Blowhole: Immigrants from Bhutan -- or anywhere else -- are indeed
affected, as the order suspends the refugee admissions program (with a few
exceptions) for 120 days.DN Subscriber: I don't see any
falsehoods in the story. Ms. Cortez' reporting appears to be accurate. I
recognize that parts of the story may be misleading, but I do not believe this
is intentional on Ms. Cortez' part. People from Bhutan are not banned from
entering the United States; however, the refugee admissions program has been
suspended, affecting "refugees" coming from any country, including
Bhutan. Details do matter.In any case, I think Ms. Cortez could have
explained how the executive order affects or could have affected this family
from Bhutan or any other refugees, as there is indeed much misinformation out
there, particularly among the hysteria of the left. That would have resulted in
a better, more informative article.
There is no conflict in Bhutan. It ended in the 90s. Forget all the
terrorism arguements. Why do we have to pay for these people to come have
"better lives" here? They are not under threat. Isis
isn't chopping off Bhutanese heads, and the US isn't even bombing
them. I can't see why it's our job to cover the tab for these
folks. If they want a better life, then they should have one. But
they need to build it themselves, just like our pioneer ancestors did.
@DN Subscriber - you're right, there is more truth to be told on this
issue.For example, 3 nations that seem to fit the same criteria as
the 7 nations covered in Trump's Executive Order are Saudi Arabia, Egypt
and the United Arab Emirates. Nearly all of the 9-11 hijackers were from this
group.Why weren't these nations included in the Executive
Order? Official sources aren't revealing the reason - nobody
in the State Department, the Defense Department or our Intelligence services
seems to have been notified of (much less consulted) about the EO - but... ...all three of these nations have Trump properties.
Just wondering what conflict caused them to become a refugee? Not much in the
news about this. Surely not impacted by ISIS.
Bhutan is not even a Muslim nation. There is no war there that I know of. It is
a Buddhist nation and their refugees are welcome. I will say maybe we do not
have an unlimited capacity to take in refugees. Some people think we should
adjust to those we have. The concern for the 7 countries who many other Arab
nations will not admit either, is that there are many fundamental Muslims there
and they are terrorists, and we fear they will slip in. Moreover many have
various diseases such as tuberculosis which could spread among many.
This article's title is a little misleading. Immigrants from Bhutan world
not be impacted by Trump's order in any way. If you're going to
invoke it, DNews, at least be honest.
Details matter.Before all the anti-Trump hysterics begin, note that
his ban is on people coming from seven (7) countries. Bhutan is not one of them,
so this family would not be treated any differently if they arrived last week or
next week. Telling only half the story is not the same as telling
the whole truth.
I hope that refugees that made it here will be appreciative of the opportunity
they have in America especially when the door has been shut for so many others.
If we can deport the criminals perhaps people that aren't can be allowed in
to replace them.
There's a large and successful Bhutanese community in Alberta; hopefully
more of them can now go there now that trump is closing America.