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Trump Tackles Terrorist Risk From Immigrants and Refugees

President Trump closed his first week in the White House by taking action to protect Americans.

Trump delivered on his campaign promise to restrict access to the U.S. from countries that are a hotbed of terrorist activities.

Trump signed an executive order that bans Syrian refugees indefinitely and stops immigration for two months from countries that are linked to a high degree of terrorism.

The USA Today reports:

The executive order, released late Friday, shuts down the entire U.S. refugee program for 120 days. During that time, the departments of State and Homeland Security will work with the FBI and the CIA to develop “enhanced vetting” to screen people seeking refugee status.

Even after that government-wide review, however, the order bars all Syrians from entering the U.S., the only country singled out in the president’s order.

“I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is detrimental to the interests of the United States,” the order read. Syrians will be barred until Trump feels that “sufficient changes” have been made to screening procedures.

The order also bars for 60 days any kind of legal immigration from seven countries with close ties to terrorist organizations. Three of them — Iran, Sudan and Syria — comprise the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism. The other four — Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — are designated “terrorist safe havens” by the State Department.

Critics of Trump’s executive order (watch video) claim Syrian refugees don’t pose a terrorist risk because refugees from Syria have not been involved with terrorist activities in the U.S.

As president, Trump’s primary responsibility is to keep Americans safe and his actions are an important step in that direction.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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