President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration
The executive orders:
(1) Immigration enforcement and border wall orders:
- On January 25, President Trump issued two executive orders.
- The border enforcement order, puts forth the president’s proposal to build a massive wall on the border in addition to a dangerous array of policies that will undermine basic due process protections and the basic rights of asylum seekers seeking safety on our southern border.
- The interior enforcement order, outlines massive changes to the interior enforcement of the immigration laws, placing unconstitutional restraints on community policing efforts and announcing a set of enforcement priorities that are certain to breed racial profiling while tearing communities apart.
(2) Refugee ban order:
On January 27, the president issued a third executive order suspending the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, and blocking entry of refugees and other immigrants from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Libya.
The executive order:
- (1) suspends the full U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for at least 120 days
- (2) indefinitely suspends U.S. resettlement for refugees from Syria.
- (3) suspends all other immigrant and non-immigrant admissions to the United States for at least 90 days for individuals from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Libya.
Individuals from these countries are advised to:
- 1) Consult with an immigration attorney before traveling outside the United States.
- 2) Individuals outside of the United States and prevented from returning should contact an immigration attorney.
- 3) Individuals with pending applications for immigration benefits should contact an immigration attorney, as they may experience delays in the adjudication of their cases.
Please note that the legality of this order already has been subject to federal court orders and its enforcement at airports and other ports of entry has been inconsistent and rapidly changing.