29 January 2017

U.S. Will Soon Stop Migrants From These Muslim Countries

Muslim Migrants
The new U.S. President Donald Trump is set to unveil executive actions on immigration - one of his central campaign promises - and will most likely suspend migrants from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, either temporarily or "indefinitely," said sources familiar with the plans that have been under consideration.

The sources also expect any impending Trump action could also impact refugees from countries with Muslim populations. Trump proposed a ban on all Muslim immigration on a temporary basis early on in the campaign, but has since amended his position.

ABC News has learned that Trump is expected to visit the Department of Homeland Security as he prepares to unveil his first executive actions on immigration, according to congressional and administration sources.

Last 24 January, Trump tweeted that his plans centered on national security and one of his main campaign vows, building a wall on the southern border. He did not provide additional details.

Sources outside the government familiar with the Trump team proposals say they expect any presidential action will also target young immigrants currently benefiting from former President Barack Obama's initiative known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides temporary legal protection and work permits.

The White House declined to confirm a Trump visit to DHS or comment on any planned executive actions.

During the campaign, Trump promised swift action on immigration on "Day One" in office. He pledged to cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities, suspend immigration countries with ties to terrorism, investigate abuses of visa programs and deport criminal undocumented immigrants.

"On Day One, I'm going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country," Trump said at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, in August. "I promise you, from the first day in office - the first thing I'm going to do, the first piece of paper that I’m going to sign is we’re gonna get rid of these people ... Day One."