President Donald Trump promised to restrict the acceptance of refugees and immigrants and yesterday he took action to keep that promise. He took action to vet all refugees and immigrants and restrict those from countries known to be hotbeds for terrorists.
A Trump administration draft executive order to start vetting potential immigrants and visitors, as well as institute bans on refugees seeking to resettle in the United States, will shatter countless dreams and divide families, according to would-be immigrants and human rights activists.
The draft order, expected to be signed as early as Thursday, calls for the immediate cessation of ongoing resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States, and rejecting visas for visitors and immigrant hopefuls based partly on their ideology and opinions.
A copy of the draft orders was leaked Wednesday to civil rights groups and obtained by the Washington Post.
“I feel devastated,” said Ibrahim Abu Ghanem, 37, a father of three in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, whose father and two brothers live in the United States. “This means all my future plans are going to go down the drain.”