BREAKING: According to the Associated Press, President Donald Trump has drafted an executive order to stop accepting Syrian refugees.
The order also specified that the United States’ entire refugee program is to be suspended for 120 days. It was also reported that in the draft President Trump plans to suspend issuing visas to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for at least 30 days.
President Trump is expected to sign the executive order later this week. This comes on the same day the president signed an executive order to build a wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico as well as boost deportation forces. He affirmed this in a tweet last night before signing the executive action today.
Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
President Trump also took executive action to reinstate the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines projects just yesterday. This comes after both projects were halted by the President Obama and other government officials after much protest, especially at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Trump’s recent action outraged climate change advocates such as Sen. Bernie Sanders.
I will do everything I can to stop these pipelines and protect our planet for future generations. https://t.co/W18GzYr0tI
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 24, 2017