There has to be something in the air when Bill Gates is suddenly changing his mind on the migrants coming to the United States. Remember, this is the same Bill Gates who just a year and a half ago advocated for the United States to take in a million migrants like Germany.
His reversal coincides with a new Politico/Morning Consult poll that found 60 percent of voters support President Trump's new revised travel ban order, which states: "...visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country."
Gates comments come as no surprise as European leaders are struggling to figure out what to do about the surging number of migrants arriving every week. The numbers have been so great in Italy, Rome has called on other European Union (EU) nations to help to ease pressure on their already struggling economy.
We can all change our minds from time to time, and I'm glad to see that Bill has come to the realization that allowing millions of migrants into the United States would not only be bad for our economy but could also put Americans lives at risk.
While the United States continues to be a compassionate nation, it is not possible for us to securely vet a significant number of those seeking asylum in the United States for the Middle East. And while we do have a process in place to vet them, I question the accuracy of that vetting. Can we truly know if someone from that region has ties to a terrorist organization? Unlike the United States where we keep records and files, along with a digital footprint from social media, a significant portion of the migrants who Gates once advocated for have no sizable footprint what so eveovdasdfsdfG