Trump plans to suspend Visas to 7 Muslim-majority nations?
Los Angeles : A shocking draft order obtained by the The Associated Press shows that President Donald Trump is planning to stop Syrian refugees from entering into America by suspending the broader refugee program for 120 days.
He also plans to suspend issuing visas for people from predominantly Muslim countries like Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen for at least 30 days.
The order is expected to be signed this week but it is still not clear if the draft will be revised before then or not.
The action will be part of Trump’s plan to crack down on illegal immigration and block the entry of people from countries where terrorist organizations have a significant presence.
This comes in wake of Trump issuing orders aimed at moving ahead with a wall on the Mexican border and blocking federal funds from "sanctuary cities" that protect immigrants.
However, exceptions are likely to be made for diplomats, NATO visas or those people traveling to work at the United Nations.
Notably, last year, the U.S. accepted 84,995 refugees, including 12,587 people from Syria. The limit was set at 110,000 by President Barack Obama.