Multiple news outlets report the President will soon sign an executive order revamping and limiting refugee admissions and legal immigration.
The order calls for an immediate moratorium on immigration from several Muslim-dominant countries - Syria, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, and Sudan. The 30-day halt would allow the government to tighten its screening process. As for those seeking refugee status, the order would block all refugees for at least 120 days.
Syrian refugees would face an indefinite ban. The overall number of refugees accepted into the country would be cut in half, to 50-thousand this year.
Ted Hesson, reporter for POLITICO PRO who covers immigration and labor
Kathleen Newland, senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, a research organization dedicated to the analysis of migration trends