President Trump tomorrow will sign several executive actions aimed at restricting immigration of people from Syria and six other Arab and African countries, Reuters news agency reported today.
According to the report, Trump's orders will temporarily restrict most refugees from entering the United States.
The measures to be announced tomorrow are supposed to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security more time to rigorously vet refugee applications to determine whether or not allowing them in would endanger the security of the country.
Among the possible actions of executive orders:
* Blocking the issuance of visas to persons from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
* Order federal agencies to complete the work of creating a biometric identification system for non-citizens entering and leaving the United States.
* Identify and prosecute immigrants who fraudulently receive government benefits.
It is not yet known when President Trump will announce his executive actions on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and Deferred Action for Parents of American Residents and Citizens (DAPA).
I will provide more information as it becomes available.