Jan 28

Trump Signs Executive Order on Visa Issuance/Screening and Refugees

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Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO), Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which suspends the refugee program for 120 days and suspends the Syrian refugee program indefinitely, caps refugee resettlement numbers at 50,000 for FY2017, suspends immigrant and nonimmigrant entry for nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries for a minimum of 90 days, and establishes requirements for “extreme vetting,” among other things. AILA denounced President Trump’s EO that is based on the false premise that barring Muslims and refugees from coming to America will make us safer.