With Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lighting the media on fire with his controversial comments, this article shows a good, common sense compromise between the far left and the far right in American foreign policy. The House recently voted to restrict travel by Foreigners who have recently visited Iraq and Syria. The measure passed 407-19. The overwhelming support of this bill shows that both Republicans and Democrats believe that the way America fights terror needs change. Previously, certain “travel privileges” were granted to 38 foreign countries’ citizens. Although these countries were considered friendly law makers are recognizing that there needs to be a larger response to an evolving terrorist threat and this includes reevaluating international security features such as the United States’ visa-waiver program. The bill passed places a ban on individuals who had traveled to known terrorist states including Iraq or Syria since March 2011 without first getting a visa.
I think the bill passed by the House is a great step towards making America safer.