The new US president who took office only last week, continues to shake up Washington – and this time, in a statement from the White House, it was announced that Trump intends to sign an executive order to stop the entry of Muslim immigrants from Muslim-majority countries to the United States, at least temporarily. This storm comes after the controversial issue regarding the wall along the border with Mexico







Trump continues shaking up Washington

Trump continues shaking up Washington Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

In a statement released by the White House this evening (Friday) it was announced that US President Donald Trump intends to sign an executive order to temporarily prevent the entry of Muslim refugees into the US. According to the announcement, Trump is expected today to sign an executive order fulfilling his campaign promise to stop refugees from Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa from entering the country.

Visas from the following countries would be temporarily blocked: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Such restrictions on immigration are part of Trump’s new immigration policy discussed heavily throughout the election. 







US-Mexico relations are strained following yesterday's wall ordeal

US-Mexico relations are strained following yesterday’s wall ordeal Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

As previously reported by JOL, just yesterday US-Mexico relations blew up as a meeting between the US President and the Mexican President was canceled a few hours after Trump signed an executive order to complete the wall along the southern US border. Trump declared on Twitter that Mexico will finance the construction and the Mexican President fired back stating, “We will not pay for any wall.”