Zeke J Miller
President Trump Friday signed an executive order suspending the State Department’s Refugee Assistance Program and visa entry from Iraq, Syria and five other countries, saying they are “detrimental to the interests of the United States.”
The order, which has been widely anticipated, broadly follows the president’s campaign pledge to suspend immigration from several Muslim-majority countries until “extreme vetting” can be put in the place to prevent terrorists from entering the country.
The revised guidelines replace his campaign proposal to institute a religious test for immigration. The countries are those that have been designated as countries of concern by Congress and the Obama Administration, and also include Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya, a White House official said.
SOURCE: Time Online