President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration from seven countries, all of which are predominantly Muslim. The countries in question are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
During the signing, Trump said, “I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
However, over the past four decades, there hasn’t been any deadly attacks on American soil that were orchestrated from immigrants from any of those seven banned countries.
According to a report from the Cato Institute, no Americans have been killed in the past 15 years by Muslim Americans with family backgrounds in any of those countries. And it has been noted that zero of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were from any of those seven countries. The report from the Cato Institute concluded that Trump’s ban “will have virtually no effect on improving U.S. national security.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In Saudi Arabia, Trump has eight companies registered that are connected to hotel interests. Trump’s name is currently licensed to two luxury buildings in Instanbul, Turkey, and he is reportedly linked to two companies in Egypt. As for the United Arab Emirates, Trump has a management deal for a luxury golf club in Dubai.