What the order means
Key provisions of President Trump’s executive order titled “Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States,” issued Friday: •All refugees are suspended from entering the country for 120 days while the Trump administration mulls new vetting measures. •When admission of refugees resumes, preference will go to people who are religious minorities in their countries. Trump has said this is meant to prioritize the admission of Christians. •The number of refugees allowed to enter the United States this year is capped at 50,000, half the number the Obama administration had said would be allowed. •Immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia — are barred from entering the country for 90 days. Also barred from entry are lawful permanent residents of the United States — or holders of “green cards” — who have left the country and want to return. •Refugees from Syria are barred from entering the country indefinitely. •The administration plans to develop a new list of information that nations must provide to aid in vetting their citizens. Countries that do not supply the required vetting information can be added to the list of nations whose citizens are barred from entry.