1/25/2017

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/WALL: "President Trump signed an order on Wednesday [1-25-17] to start building a border wall with Mexico and was planning to indefinitely block Syrian refugees from entering the United States and to institute a temporary halt on all refugees from the rest of the world.
The refugee policies are part of an executive order he is expected to issue as soon as Thursday [1-26-17], according to an eight-page document, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times.
The order would require tougher vetting of foreigners fleeing persecution and place a monthlong ban on allowing any person into the United States from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen. Refugee admissions would be halted for 120 days while a review of screening procedures is completed. When it resumes, the program would be far smaller, with the total number of refugees resettled in the United States this year more than halved, to 50,000 from 110,000."

 – “Trump Orders Mexican Border Wall to Be Built and Is Expected to Block Syrian Refugees,” Jan 25, 2017, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, 1/25/2017