As part of his campaign promise, President Donald Trump said he would halt refugee resettlement into the US from countries that are stricken with terrorism.
And now, he’s doing just that!
On Wednesday, Trump is planning to speak to a town hall of employees at Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, where he will sign the orders. The effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities will resonate with the Republican base, which has long criticized local officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Later this week, officials said, the president plans to sign other orders restricting immigration and access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, though the exact timing was being arranged late Tuesday and subject to change. Residents from many of these places are already rarely granted U.S. visas.
Yes! It’s about time that American lives are put first!