Illinois Conservative Examiner by Susan Carroll
Note: McCarran and Walter were Democrats. This act was created in 1952 and used by Carter in 1979.
Trump was recently severely criticized for suggesting that the U.S . should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims). The criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being Un-American, dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Congressmen and Senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and the president called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.
ICE News Report by Susan Caroll
Surprise, Surprise !
It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions. Known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary[…]
H/t Robert Trent.