The latest travel ban outlines, the nation’s refu­gee program which will be suspended for 120 days, and it will not accept more than 50,000 refugees in a year, down from the 110,000 cap set by the Obama administration.

50,000 immigrants represents less than 1/10 of one percent of our population, a number so small as to in effect exclude virtually all but very few, at a time when the need for scientists, farmers, laborers, doctors, nurses and others to add to our numbers is acute.

The sad part of this story in addition to the personal tragedy of those who are left out is that none of this will do anything to make us safer, and in fact may do the opposite.

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