Carter Banned Iranians from Coming to US During Hostage Crisis

During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put pressure on Iran. Among these, Iranians were banned from entering the United States unless they oppose the Shiite Islamist regime or had a medical emergency.

Here’s Jimmy Carter saying it back in 1980.

Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury [State] and the Attorney General will invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly . . .

In November 1979, the Attorney General had given all Iranian students one month to report to the local immigration office. Around 7,000 were found in violation of their visas. Around 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the US . . .

Now unlike Muslims, Iranians were not necessarily supportive of Islamic terrorism. Many were and are opponents of it. Khomeini didn’t represent Iran as a country, but his Islamist allies. So Trump’s proposal is far more legitimate than Carter’s action. Carter targeted people by nationality. Trump’s proposal does so by ideology. (Read more from “Carter Banned Iranians from Coming to US During Hostage Crisis” HERE)

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  • mikecnj

    First Trump says it
    Then the Progs freak
    Then Trump,doubles down
    Then the Progs immolate
    Then out comes video of some Prog hero
    doing just what Trump said to do
    (over and over and over, Trump plays the Progs like a fiddle)

    • Daddy Kickass


  • A sane person

    a difference between having hostilities with a specific country, and
    banning 1.5 billion people based on nothing but their religious beliefs.

    The premise of one is political and the other is prejudice.

    • Kent2012

      they need to stay at home, makes no difference whether the decision is political or prejudicial….there is no reason for the USA or any other entity beyond the middle east to bring these people in…same concept as the invite from kenyan boyo to the folks south of the USA to “come on in” then once they are here and the complaints start about them not all being children the two brain cell democrapo clowns talk schit about prejudice and racial hatred…we have enough criminals from other countries added to our own without adding to the Real American’s burden of paying more money to phony “refugees”…oh and the punks that are military age need to go back first…

    • mikecnj

      BullSht : War is War : and this IS war

      • leewacker

        i know, I know, I’m shouting—just trying to be heard above all the blather from the PC crowd!

        • mikecnj

          @lee : noticing how the lib-trolls show up here
          when they realize they’ve already lost an issue ?

    • leewacker

      NO sanity in your case! A muslim is exactly what you said FIRST–they ARE their people, and they ARE their country–they make NO differentiation between them!

  • gracentruth

    Thank you for this honest post. I did not know Democrat President Carter did the same thing that Mr. Trump proposes. Nice. Peace,

    • leewacker

      YEP, President “Purity and Grace” actually banned ALL muslims from coming here, yet no one, until recently has mentioned it! For that matter, a directive put out by President Truman, just before he left the white house, said the same thing–but IT hasn’t been remembered until recently!
      BOTH presidents, BOTH Democrats, were absolutely RIGHT!
      Yet, ANOTHER Democrat, a supposed “president” would do away with the RIGHTFUL people of this nation, and move moslems IN!
      Peace be with thee!

  • leewacker

    CARTER showed cowardice by NOT invading Iran for invading AMERICAN SOIL in the form of our embassy! True, there have been other American embassies invaded, and why the sitting presidents in those cases didn’t do more, I shall never understand!
    BUT, Carter DID ban all Iranians from coming here–yet there are lots of them just since 9/11–and from the wording of his directive, NO muslims should EVER be allowed into our hallowed nation!