US President Donald Trump will most likely sign executive orders today related to immigration and refugees. Trump is expected to limit the number of refugees from Syria and six additional Islamic countries who can enter America.
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US President Donald Trump is expected today (Wednesday) to make good on one of his campaign promises related to immigrants and limit the number of refugees from Syria and six additional Islamic countries who can enter America.
Trump is expected to sign a series of executive orders that will temporarily ban refugees and visa holders from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the US. The executive orders are expected to include a ban, which would most likely last a few months, on granting entry permits for citizens of these seven countries until the state and homeland security departments can develop a more rigorous vetting process.
According to a UCLA School of Law immigration expert, Trump could face legal problems if he imposes a temporary ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries. The expert said that some could claim that this ban discriminates against a particular religion, which would be unconstitutional.