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"A Trump campaign official, in providing Afghanistan as an example of a country with many who hold inimical views, said that many individuals there "may have attitudes about women or attitudes about Christians or gays that would be considered oppressive, even violent."
"the current Immigration and Nationality Act states that no one will be barred from the US for "past, current, or expected beliefs, statements, or associations, if such beliefs, statements, or associations would be lawful within the United States."
See the legal problem. Having "attitudes about women or attitudes about Christians or gays that would be considered oppressive, even violent." is (like it or not) "lawful within the United States." Westboro Baptist Church could arguably be the best example.
"But to this day, US immigration form DS-260 still asks would-be immigrants whether they are a "member of or affiliated with the Communist or other totalitarian party."
This means Mr. Putin and his entire government would qualify as they are both Communist and totalitarian. By contrast Syrians fleeing the Basher regime are neither.