By Chris Roberts
- How “experts” bury the big picture in irrelevant facts.
President Trump’s executive order on immigration from just seven Muslim countries has the left up in arms. Many liberals are saying that this temporary pause (which they call a “ban”) will prompt the great “resistance” against our president. There were protests against the executive order at international airports, cities with large immigrant populations such as New York, and, strangely, in parts of Europe. The mainstream media are now brimming with denunciations from intellectuals at universities and leftist think tanks. “He’s [President Trump] loaded his anti-immigrant Uzi and is firing off another round,” said one “immigration expert” Angela Maria Kelley of the leftist Center for American Progress.
Panels and presentations by these “experts” are popping up across the nation. Virginia’s George Mason University (GMU) has an “Institute for Immigration Research,” which put on a panel called, “Xenophobia and Islamophobia in the Modern Era.” I decided to attend.