Trump signs executive order to keep out 'radical Islamic terrorists
President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order which will indefinitely halt the entry of Syrian refugees in the USA and also the flow of refugees from other countries into USA. This action by President Trump has been referred to as "extreme vetting" of immigrants. The executive order titled "Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States," would start to make good on Trump's promise to tighten borders and halt certain refugees from entering the United States according to CNN sources.
The reports further states that, 'the text of the order in a break from drafts that had been circulating earlier this week drops a longtime Trump campaign pledge to establish safe zones in Syria to give Syrian nationals displaced by the ongoing civil war in the country a place to relocate.
The order bars all persons from certain terror-prone countries from entering the United States for 90 days and suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days until it is reinstated "only for nationals of countries for whom" members of Trump's Cabinet deem can be properly vetted.The countries impacted are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, according to a White House official.
"I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is detrimental to the interests of the United States and thus suspend any such entry," the order signed by Trump reads.
The total number of refugees admitted into the United States would also be capped during the 2017 fiscal year at 50,000, down more than half from the current level of 110,000.
"I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America," Trump said during the signing at the Pentagon after the swearing-in of Defense Secretary James Mattis. "We don't want them here."
He added, "We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people."