Breaking news! Reuters is reporting that President Trump will sign executive orders on refugees tomorrow
Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 24, 2017
Drudge is reporting the news with this banner headline tonight! If this is true, this is big!
Trump to Unleash Immigration Orders
Update Jan. 25th: Be sure to see the latest this morning, here.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.
In addition to Syria, Trump’s orders are expected to temporarily restrict access to the United States for most refugees. Another order will block visas from being issued to Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.
Trump’s restrictions on refugees are likely to include a multi-month ban on admissions from all countries until the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security can increase the intensity of the vetting process.
The Republican president was expected to sign the orders at the Washington headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security, whose responsibilities include immigration and border security.
Anxiety has been building all day about whether President Trump was going to squish-out on doing anything serious about reining-in immigration.
I reported in my earlier post today that Wrapsnet has been down all weekend, but it is back up and we learned that a huge number of refugees have been admitted just since Inauguration day—990! So, if this is accurate news, that Trump will pause the refugee program, it couldn’t come soon enough.
See our new Trump Watch! category here.
22 Responses to “Breaking news! Reuters is reporting that President Trump will sign executive orders on refugees tomorrow”
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.