WASHINGTON -- On Friday, President Donald J. Trump overhauled US refugee policy - laying the groundwork for a fundamental shift in how the US allows people to enter the country.
Trump signed an executive order Friday afternoon that bans all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days, and opens the door to more country-based bans in future.
It also bans all refugee admissions for 120 days - and bans Syrian refugees indefinitely. It slashes the US’s refugee quota for 2017 to less than half of the level set by President Obama, directs the US to prioritize “religious minorities” for the remaining slots, and bars all refugees from countries that aren’t specifically approved by the US government.
To activate this feature, press the "CC" button.
And it tasks the federal government with coming up with a new process to screen everyone hoping to immigrate to the US, one that requires each individual immigrant to prove she or he would be a “positively contributing member of society.”
Legal challenges to the order have already begun, and the Trump Administration and Department of Homeland Security have already begun scaling back the order's gigantic scope to allow Green Card holders from the 7 countries into the US.
Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.
Facebook - https://facebook.com/vox
Twitter - https://twitter.com/voxdotcom
YouTube - https://youtube.com/voxdotcom
Website - http://www.vox.com
Full Video Catalog - http://goo.gl/IZONyE
America’s Creepy Clown Craze, Explained - Vox
Gallaudet How Architecture Changes For The Deaf
Related Presidential Candidates:
Presidential Debates - Trump Versus Clinton
Why Deaf People Will Be Voting For Trump
Donald Trump Wins The Presidential Election
Why Deaf Americans Fear President Trump
Related Donald Trump:
Here’s How To Say ‘Donald Trump’ In ASL
Marlee Matlin Stand Up Comedian At Trump Roast Comedy Central
Marlee Matlin Slams Donald Trump ‘Retarded’
Deaf Voters: ‘Retarded & White America’ Rigged
Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton Parodies
College Humor - Donald Trump Is 'The Grinch'
'The Simpsons' Predicted Trump's Presidency