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If the recent announcement limiting travel to the U.S. from seven countries came from the pen of any other recent president, it would hardly make news.
But in the case of President Donald Trump, the issue has blown up.
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Nevertheless, this administration’s policies have largely been right in line with what the U.S. has consistently done to thwart terrorist travel since 9/11.
After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, the U.S. largely adapted a “risk-based” approach when it came to allowing travel to the homeland.
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In essence, this meant constantly monitoring how terrorists were attempting to travel, assess their security procedures and vulnerabilities, and updating policies and safeguards to try to stay ahead of the threat.
This approach has largely worked. The Heritage Foundation maintains a database of known Islamist terrorist plots aimed at the U.S. since 9/11. Although the number of plots is nearing 100, few of those plots over the past decade originated overseas.
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Despite the hyperpartisan rhetoric and punditry, since this team took the White House, it has followed the same formula as previous administrations. That was clear from the early days of the presidential transition team months before...
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