Wow. That's a YUGE promise kept. Here's more included on the immigration front...Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
But besides mere reports, here's the first bit of real information today from the man himself:Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.
In addition to Syria, Trump’s orders are expected to temporarily restrict access to the United States for most refugees. Another order will block visas from being issued to those from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.
The restrictions on refugees are likely to include a multi-month ban on admissions from all countries until the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security can make the vetting process more rigorous.
TRS: Trump just told ABC News that construction on the southern border wall will begin soon:Trump will sign the order today directing the Department of Homeland Security to build the wall.
All the media heads who will cry foul over the idea that America will pay for the wall, at least initially, need to suck it up and move on. Trump is obviously sticking by his intent that Mexico will pay for the wall. The White House is saying that Mexico will pay for the wall “one way or the other”. Whether Trump can come through on that or not is certainly fair game in the end. But honestly, I don’t care if Mexico never reimburses us for it. The border needs to be secured, period, and it would be a good use of taxpayer money.JUST IN: President Donald Trump tells @ABC News' @DavidMuir: Construction of border wall will begin “in months.” https://t.co/iBp1jaDwS5 pic.twitter.com/UBKAqxQjjT— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 25, 2017
In addition, our new president has also called for major investigation into voter fraud, and we've been given an indication of the leading SCOTUS pick determined by Thursday of next week. Busy first week and it ain't over...BRAVO!
ADDENDUM: Trump has signed both immigration orders at a ceremonial meeting for Homeland Security...
TRS: In short, one is about border security and the other is about interior security and enforcement with respect to illegal immigration and sanctuary cities:Related link: Trump EXPLAINS immigration executive orders, says today America gets back control of borders
Pres. Trump: "A nation without borders is not a nation. Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders." pic.twitter.com/SxNl1Oa8iw— ABC News (@ABC) January 25, 2017Pres. Trump: 2 new executive orders are part of immigration reform that will improve safety and economic opportunity on both sides of border pic.twitter.com/WNmTk16rlI— ABC News (@ABC) January 25, 2017
UPDATE: Another FREEZE! Trump has ordered a temporarily halt on DHS's overseas refugee interviews...
CNN: The Department of Homeland Security is putting a temporary freeze on staff trips to other countries to interview refugees who want to come to the US, according to a law enforcement source.
The action, first reported by Reuters, comes as the agency awaits direction from President Donald Trump, who has made clear he plans on making significant changes to the refugee policy.