Yes, In 2011 President Obama suspended the Iraqi Refugee Program for 6-months.
In response to the backlash President Trump has received since he signed the immigration executive order, many conservatives and Trump supporters have mentioned Obama suspending the receiving of Iraqi refugees in the U.S. The problem with that comparison is that Obama’s suspension of the refugee program was in response to 2 al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
And at that time Obama didn’t restrict visa access, they slowed down the process of allowing visas and added additional security checks because of actionable intelligence. In Trump’s case he seems to be acting within a bubble that did not include anyone outside of the oval office.
The Department of Homeland Security only saw details of the executive order on Friday, the day it was signed, and basically left border patrol agents on their own to figure out how to enforce the order.
Get it together Trump!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!