Argument: Visa & refugee processes are unlikely, tedious way to commit terrorism

Issue Report: Trump immigration ban


Graeme Wood, “The Coldhearted Folly of Trump’s Proposed Immigration Order”, The Atlantic, January 27, 2017: “If the Islamic State intends to kill Americans by sending an Iraqi or Syrian to get a visa, they are doing it the hard way. Most of the attackers will blow themselves up out of frustration with the American immigration bureaucracy before they can ever reach American shores to blow themselves up near their intended targets. Compare the tedious process of applying for a visa to the ease with which a citizen of a visa-waiver country can buy a ticket on Air France or British Airways—or just stay home and rent a truck, or buy a kitchen knife or a jerrycan of gas and a matchbook.”