In an act of extreme vetting of refugees and certain Muslim nations, Donald Trump signs order banning refugees from entering the U.S.
The first order, which is aimed at ‘rebuilding’ the US armed forces, includes plans for new planes, new ships and new resources for the men and women in uniform. A welcome improvement in the wake of the security turmoil experienced in the world in 2016.
The second order has been dreaded by many—the banning refugees from entering the country.
Trump signed the plans during a Pentagon swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Defence, James Mattis.
He explained his intentions regarding the order. He claims that the order is designed to ‘prohibit radical terrorists from entering the country’ – however, it will temporarily ban any refugee from entering the United States.
In what some critics consider extreme measures, no new visas will be issued from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen for at least 30 days.
Even worse for Syria—An indefinite ban will be implemented on Syrian refugees.
Refugees from the other six countries will be banned for 120 days.
This is what President Trump said: ‘We don’t want to admit the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those that support our country and love, deeply, our people.’
Understandable even if extreme. It is a known right of every nation to protects it's citizens from any threat real or perceived.
But Trump's actions still cast a shadow of dread on those affected by the Executive order.