This week, President Trump has sparked lots of controversy with a series of executive orders.

The one that's been getting the most attention of late bars visa entry for 90 days for people coming from the following seven countries: Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia.

There's been major consternation over the order, due to its inclusion of interpreters who help the U.S. military in Iraq. In some circles, it's being called an all-out “Muslim ban.”

Independent Journal Review wanted to get a take from someone who understands what it's like to live in a country rife with jihadists.

We talked to Johnny Walker, who worked as Chris Kyle's Iraqi translator during the Iraq War.

Johnny Walker/Independent Journal Review

Walker held nothing back:

"I agree 100% with President Trump's decision. The national security of the United States is a paramount issue.

All President Trump is doing is ensuring that people can go about their day without living in so much fear. Women won't have to worry about walking around the mall; kids won't have to worry about going to the school.

Look, these countries don't have a database that keeps track of its citizens. And we can't depend on a government database in countries that do, because if they have one it has a political agenda behind it.

It wouldn't be hard for someone to get into the U.S. whose loyalty lies with ISIS or a militia aligned with Iran. While the militia isn't necessarily our enemy right now, they don't have loyalty to the U.S., they are loyal to the interests of the government that funds them. And that government says “Death to America.”

ISIS's strongholds are in Iraq and Syria. We all know what they want to do to Americans."

He pointed out how some of the Iraqi government is involved with terrorism:

Johnny Walker/Independent Journal Review

"Besides, the government of Iraq is involved with the militia who gets all their support from Iran, the number-one state sponsor of terrorism. ISIS has a haven in Libya. Al-Shabaab is in Somalia and has pledged their allegiance to ISIS.

Iran has several terrorist groups affiliated with it. Yemen has Al-Qaeda, ISIS and the militia. And in Sudan, Hamas raises money for terrorism and has a presence.

The bottom line is this: Americans need to understand that this is for national security."

Then Walker explained the one area where he disagrees with the order:

"But we also need to be concerned with the interpreters, linguists and soldiers who worked shoulder-by-shoulder with the U.S. to fight against terrorists. There are thousands of translators and friendly forces over there who earned the right to come to America.

They've all become targets to groups like ISIS because they worked with America. They made many sacrifices in doing so, they deserve a second chance."

And spoke about his personal experience as a translator:

Johnny Walker/Independent Journal Review

I was one of those translators. I worked with Navy SEALs to help kill the enemy. Working with the American military, made my family and me a target. Al-Qaeda murdered my brother because of me helping the Americans.

There are translators over there, who have proved their loyalty. ISIS and other groups keep a list of their names. It's not like in Washington, D.C., you can't just hide out somewhere.

In all seven countries, you're either known by your family or tribe, and everyone is connected. You cannot hide yourself, they will find you. When the terrorists find you, they don't just murder you, they murder your brother, sister, dad, mom, grandparents, cousin, and friends, too."

Walker made it clear that he doesn't think everyone in Iraq should come here:

“No, I don't believe that everyone deserves to come here, but the ones who showed their loyalty do.”

He also reaffirmed his support for Trump:

Johnny Walker/Independent Journal Review

“I am in full support of the decision that the president has made. We all need to forget about ourselves and put American lives first. Trump's decision will help prevent terrorism and the death of more innocent people.”

Then, Walker finished by posing a question for everyone who thinks Trump is racist because of the “Muslim ban”:

“What about all the other rich Muslim countries? They banned Muslim immigration from the very beginning. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar— are they racist, too?”

A fine question, but one that Trump's critics are sure not to answer.

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IntegrityImportant(67 likes)The pushback against President Trump's strict immigration policy is beyond comprehensive. ISIS goons videotape their handiwork, then release it for all to see. A few days ago one such film was shown on TV. In this film, two ISIS were forcing two soldiers wearing fatigues AND dog collars to crawl to a spot in the desert. ISIS held the dog leases attached to the dog collars while the soldiers crawled through the sand. When ISIS told the soldiers to stop crawling, they poured a liquid on the soldiers. Then they set the two soldiers on fire.You can call me anything you want to but we already have enough heartless people living among us. I do not want such people as the two ISIS in that film to come here. How hard is it to understand that heightened scrunity is meant to protect us? It cannot be said often enough how misguided the McCarthy bully lefties are. Perhaps they should move over there for awhile and observe this cruelty first hand. Then perhaps they'd acquire some sense and realize that there are people whose main purpose in life is to hurt other people. The leftie snowflakes wouldn't last long under such control now would they?
Dazzle(53 likes)I did not vote for Trump, but am overjoyed that he is doing this!! Well done!!
Shawn Sylvester(36 likes)As I type this I'm seeing airport protesters  cheer on refugees walking in the halls of the airports.  It is eerily reminiscent of the greetings the Germans gave to the very refugees entering their airports who almost immediately turned on them, spat on them in public, ganged up to abuse, rape and murder their nation's women and bomb/murder a  terribly large number of their citizenry!  Trump is responsible now for finding, expelling and eradicating the evil for our nation.  Yes, we're used to may pole, 60's druggies, kumbaya crowd's approach but the grown ups have returned and it's time to cowboy the hell up!  Legal everything is ok.  Immigration, vetted refugees, even tax loopholes are acceptable as long as they are LEGAL!  If you don't want to live by the law, peacefully protest your hearts out!  Work to change whatever it is you want to see changed...hooray!  Just don't be unlawful thugs and don't expect us to continue down the path of "do whatever you feel'ville".  If I feel like driving a corvette 125 mph through your children's school zone endangering everyone or decide to steal your families groceries while you load them at Walmart because I don't "feel" like following those particular laws that ok with you?  Of course not!  Follow or change the laws, don't holler for illegal immigration practices.  Don't like those making and setting the laws...protest them...or better yet fire them until you get someone who will!  Trump is just doing the all important job of protecting us all from becoming a German violent refugee society.  If you want that sort of thing, move to Germany and see what it is like.  It's actually quite least it used to be.  I lived there and you couldn't pay me enough to venture there now.  Just show some all too uncommon sense and be thankful we're not continuing down the path to the slaughterhouse like we have been!  Don't think so...ask the families of the Ft. Hood victims, family of the Oklahoma City beheading victim, family of the San Fran victim, families of the San Bernadino...ok, you know all the rest.