President Donald Trump is making good on several more campaign promises on Wednesday, signing several executive orders on immigration.
The Associated Press reports that one executive order will take the first steps toward building the U.S.-Mexico border wall, according to two administration officials. Trump alluded to this in a Tweet on Tuesday evening:
Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
Trump will also tackle the issue of Muslim immigration, and is expected to sign a temporary ban on refugees from troubled spots around the world including Syria and several other Middle Eastern and African nations. Future refugees and immigrants from these nations are likely to require “extreme vetting”.
According to Reuters, Mr. Trump is also expected to sign an order blocking visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.