A large part of President Trump’s presidential campaign was border control. He promised his supporters that he would stop Muslims from coming into the United States specifically refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Now according to several reports, he is expected to sign that executive order as early as today.
Trump’s executive order is expected to deny visas to individuals from those countries listed above and any other country his administration deems high-risk. There can be some tweaks done he signs, but the plan is to block Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. indefinitely and suspending all refugee admissions for 120 days until the Trump administration determines which countries are the least risk.
The administration also plans to temporarily suspend visa issuances to people in countries where the administration considers security screening inadequate. Meaning people from those countries will never be able to enter the U.S.
Trump tweeted Tuesday night (Jan. 25) that he has a “big day” planned around national security. Which includes this order as well as the controversial wall around the border of Mexico.
Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017