In the weeks following his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed 19 executive orders, actions and memoranda. Many people reacted with marches and protests against the executive orders, while others showed their support for the new president.
“I’m personally a Trump fan, so I am for the most part very pleased with the orders,” said Max Grant, CAS ’17.
One of the orders that attracted the most attention was Trump’s order “PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES.”
This order included:
-A 90 day suspension on travel into the U.S. for immigrants traveling from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.
-Permission for the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Homeland Security to suggest the addition of more countries to the prior list.
-A 120 day suspension of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).
-Prioritization of refugee claims made by individuals based on religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality.
Other orders included lengthening the ban on administration officials working as lobbyists, a ban on federal funds to international groups that perform or promote abortions and two linked orders on border security and immigration authorizing a wall along the border of the U.S. and Mexico, the hiring of more Border Patrol Officers and adding additional security measures.
“I’m not fond of them,” said Gaelen Morse, COM ’18, in response to the recent orders. “In fact, I dislike all of them for the most part.”
A list of President Trump’s executive orders can be found on the White House website.