Banning immigration from seven majority Muslim countries and selectively admitting Christians is a bad idea for many moral and legal reasons. History shows that humiliating national or religious groups on the world stage by restricting their entry makes it harder to keep our allies. It can also create new enemies, which may put the U.S. at risk.
George Takei told Lawrence O’Donnell, “Mr. Higbie used the imprisonment of innocent Japanese-Americans as a precedent. Yes, it happened, but it is not a precedent. It is the most disgraceful chapter of American history.”
Higbie said, “Look, the president needs to protect America first, and if that means having people that are not protected under our Constitution have some sort of registry so we can understand, until we can identify the true threat and where it’s coming from, I support it.”