Trump Signs Memo Blocking Antifa Members From Entering US
The memo stated thar the far-left group endangers the fabric of the nation
President Donald Trump signed a memo on Tuesday, which will seek to block the violent far-left group Antifa from entering the United States.
The memo stated thar the far-left group endangers the fabric of the nation due to its violence.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement:
“Antifa activists have brutally attacked our law-abiding friends, neighbors, and business owners, and destroyed historic landmarks that our communities have cherished for decades."
“This violence and lawlessness has no place in the United States and will be called out for the domestic terrorism that it is."
“Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a memorandum to ensure that Federal officials assess actions of Antifa activists in light of Federal laws that restrict the entry of aliens associated with terrorist organizations and aliens intent on criminal activity."
"President Trump will not allow Antifa, or any terrorist organization, to destroy our great country,” the statement said.
Trump's memorandum states that under the Immigration and Nationality Act, aliens who are likely to engage in terrorist activity and those aliens who seek entry into the United States are rendered inadmissible.
It also states that in determining whether an individual may be seeking to enter the US to engage in unlawful activity, the membership of Antifa must be considered.
Antifa publicly identifies with communist and socialist ideology.
Attorney General William Barr described Antifa as a group intent on establishing socialism or communism in the United States.
Trump stated last year that the US would declare Antifa a terrorist group.
Shortly before the release of the memorandum, Antifa reportedly attacked the home of pro-Trump Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and threatened his family and newborn baby.
Hawley's Washington, D.C. home was allegedly targeted with "left-wing violence" while his family was inside, but he was in Missouri.
“Tonight while I was in Missouri, Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel,” Hawley wrote on Twitter.
“They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door."
Trump tweeted that Antifa as a “terrorist organization,” warning the movement to stay out of Washington during the Jan. 6.
The memo states Antifa is directly or indirectly responsible for some of the “recent lawlessness” in communities across the nation.
Antifa “has exploited tragedies to advance a radical, leftist, anarchist, and often violent agenda,” the memo states, adding that the group “has long used otherwise permissible demonstrations to engage in lawless, criminal behavior to further its radical agenda.”