What the order means

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION - emma.brown@wash­post.com

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.

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