Yep, there are Muslim counties left off the list. And yet a 'Muslim Ban' is what Trump said on his campaign and are the exact words Giuliani used. Trump has said he wants a Muslim ban and I'm taking him at his word.
Lots of people take him literally, some take him figuratively. The truth is somewhere in the middle. I had figured he meant controlling travel from hostile countries, and that's pretty much how the executive order turned out to be shaped.
Edit: hang on, there are really state borders looking for social media type info? Really? Must admit I know precious little about US state borders. I've never crossed one. Only ever went in and out of the country within the same state.
As jb mentioned, I think I am mistaken about this detail, but I generally reject the rest of his angry tirade. Hopefully when he sees the sky isn't really falling, he'll get over it and move on.
So, people get deported, doesn't that mean the system works? As if you enter USA illegally, you're bound to get deported? I mean, how many illegal aliens have done terrorist strikes in US soil?
The fact that so many people who weren't authorized to be here get deported shows how porous the border is. Asking for examples of terrorist attacks "on US soil" is a very specific condition to attach to lessen the perceived risk of attack. Foreign nationals have committed terrorism attacks on Western civilization countries in Europe, what happens there can happen here. We're "lucky" enough that crime committed by illegal aliens in the US have mostly been less severe crimes (than terrorism, which is a very high bar to compare against).
But in the end, basically I'd like to hear your opinion what's wrong about the border control now. As non-american it's hard to know stuff like this.
It's pretty obvious by now. Presently, there isn't much to physically block people from entering the country illegally, and it requires patrolling. There are laws on the books about how people are supposed to be dealt with when they enter the country illegally, but those laws haven't been adequately/reliably enforced due to insufficient resources and a lack of desire to enforce.
But I do think that one reason why those countries that I've pointed earlier aren't on the list, is because Trump has business in those places
I think that's a pretty weak argument, but it's a common oppositional talking point of late. It's not concerning to me that Trump had done business with Middle Eastern countries that were NOT on a government terrorism blacklist. I would be concerned if he HAD done business with the blacklisted countries.
So, you wouldn't mind showing all your social media sites, websites you visit or personal contacts from your phone when you visit any country outside of USA? You don't value your privacy?
Not that I do, or ever plan, on traveling outside the country, but if I did I would be willing to surrender all belongings I carry with me for inspection. I am not a fan of social media and as such have very little presence in it. I would not likely raise any flags of interest.