Trump’s migrant crackdown: The President will start building Mexico border wall TODAY -and is set to BAN people from Syria and six other ‘dangerous’ Muslim countries from entering America by signing executive orders
- Trump is set to sign executive order enacting his campaign pledge to build a wall along the American border with Mexico
- Other executive orders are expected to temporarily close US borders to most refugees
- One order reportedly will block visas from being issued to citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen
- Restrictions likely to include months-long ban on admissions from all countries until government agencies can boost intensity of vetting process
- During presidential campaign, Trump promised to issue temporary ban on Muslims entering the US
US President Donald Trump (above) is expected to sign several executive orders this week to jumpstart construction of a border fence and to restrict immigration from Syria and six other countries
President Donald Trump will start rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday – beginning with an order to start building his wall along the border with Mexico.
The president is also expected to take action over the next few days to temporarily ban immigration from Muslim countries deemed a ‘threat to national security’ – namely Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia.
In addition, Trump is set to sign other domestic immigration enforcement measures that will include targeting sanctuary cities that decline to prosecute undocumented aliens.
Another key policy shift being discussed is whether to scrap rules protecting hundreds of thousands of children of illegal immigrants from deportation.
In total over the next few days, Trump is expected to:
- Direct federal funds toward the construction of a wall along the southern border
- Target so-called ‘sanctuary’ cities that decline to prosecute undocumented aliens
Measures still being finalized and subject to change include:
- A four-month freeze on admission of all refugees
- Grant exceptions to Christians and other minorities fleeing Muslim persecution
- Halt visas to people from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen because the Muslim-majority countries are ‘terror prone’
- The visa bans would last at least 30 days while vetting processes are reviewed
- Stop protecting illegal immigrants who arrived in the US as children from deportation
The Donald will get started with an executive order authorizing the wall on Wednesday, while the immigration bans are still being finalized and could come later in the week.
Trump is also expected to sign an order pertaining to his promised wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexico. Above is a tweet put out by Trump on Tuesday