Menu

Search

  |   Commentary

Menu

  |   Commentary

Search

U.S. under Trump Series: Trump signs new executive order limiting refugee entries from 11 countries

The Trump administration is continuing on its vow to crack down on U.S. refugee program and illegal immigration as President Trump signed a new executive order that limits the entry of refugees to the United States from 11 countries. As President Trump’s four-month ban on refugees ended on Tuesday, the White House issued a new executive order enacting extreme vetting for those looking to enter the United States as a refugee and under United States Refugee Assistance Program. The president had previously suspended the processing of all refugees to the US for a period of 120 days as part of a previous executive order, issued in tandem with his travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries.

The White House declined, however, to name the 11 countries that would be subject to a new 90-day review, saying only that applicants from those countries would be considered on a case-by-case basis. As of 2016, higher-security screening was required for most adult male nationals of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, and Palestine but It is not clear if the 11 countries referred to in Trump’s executive order were the same ones. Speculation suggests that Myanmar could be the new addition due to the ongoing Rohingya crisis in the list, while Iraq is likely to get removed.

Here is the link to President Trump’s full executive order, https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/24/presidential-executive-order-resuming-united-states-refugee-admissions

The Trump administration separately issued a revised travel ban last month barring entry to immigrants from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. That executive order was temporarily halted by a U.S. district judge last week, hours before its implementation.

  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

2017-11-23 11:36:21
0m

November 23 12:30 UTC Released

BRForeign Direct Investm't*

Actual

8.2 Bln USD

Forecast

7.2 Bln USD

Previous

1.0000 Bln USD

November 23 12:30 UTC Released

BRCurrent Account*

Actual

-0.343 Bln USD

Forecast

-1 Bln USD

Previous

0.657 Bln USD

November 23 13:00 UTC 77m

RUCbank Wkly Reserves*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

426.4 Bln USD

November 23 13:00 UTC 77m

ZAPrime Rate*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

10.25 %

November 23 13:00 UTC 77m

ZARepo Rate*

Actual

Forecast

6.75 %

Previous

6.75 %

November 23 13:30 UTC 3737m

CARetail Sales MM

Actual

Forecast

0.9 %

Previous

-0.3 %

November 23 13:30 UTC 3737m

CARetail Sales Ex-Autos MM

Actual

Forecast

1 %

Previous

-0.7 %

November 23 14:00 UTC 6767m

MXIGAE Econ Activity MM

Actual

Forecast

0.14 %

Previous

0.21 %

November 23 14:00 UTC 6767m

MX1st Hlf-Mth Core Infl YY*

Actual

Forecast

4.71 %

Previous

4.75 %

November 23 14:00 UTC 6767m

MX1st Hlf-Mth Core Infl YY*

Actual

Forecast

0.73 %

Previous

0.62 %

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.