Terence P. Jeffrey is editor-in-chief of the conservative US Internet news service CNSNews.com, a position he assumed in September 2007. He became Editor of Human Events, a national conservative weekly in the United States, in 1996.
President Trump has ordered the refugee program suspended for 120 days. Given the testimony Obama's CIA and FBI directors delivered in public hearings, this is a rational and carefully calibrated policy.
The order will not presumptively deny refugee claims from those who belong to the majority religion of their country but will "prioritize" the claims of those who belong to a "minority religion" facing "religious-based persecution."