After just a week in Presidency, Donald Trump has put the doubters to rest who thought that he might not make good on his campaign promises or would be slower in his actions than he promised during the campaign. But the 45th President of the United States was not only fast in taking actions; he shook the whole country as well as the countries around the world in just one week with an array of executive orders. Below, are some of the most prominent executive orders:
- As promised, Donald Trump signed an order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This affects the United States as well as 11 countries around the world directly. When one counts the indirect effect, the list goes longer.
- Mr. President announced a hiring freeze, regulatory freeze, and communications freeze throughout the Federal government, except for the military, national security, and public safety positions.
- Mr. Trump signed orders in support of Dakota access pipeline, and Keystone XL pipeline, both of which were blocked by the previous administration.
- What drew the most attention are the executive orders with regard to immigration. Trump signed orders to detain every illegal border crossing immigrant. Previously they used to get detained and then released for asylum interview on a later date. Trump signed orders to prioritize the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of a crime. He also directed the Homeland Security to begin the construction of the wall along the Mexican border. And finally, he signed orders to ban entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-dominated countries in the world; Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.
The last one has caused outrages in the United States as well as in countries around the world. Several corporate leaders as well as leaders of countries around the world have condemned the move.