Understanding Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

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In which John talks about Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration in detail, what it means short term for refugees and permanent residents, and what we are still unsure about.

Stories from Refugees: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMs_JcuNozJbjWtEDY68YiVfVTBwc420w


Full Executive Order text: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/us/politics/refugee-muslim-executive-order-trump.html

The Cato Institute: Terrorism and Immigration: A Risk Analysis: https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa798_1_1.pdf

The Cato Institute: “Little National Security Benefit to Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration” https://www.cato.org/blog/little-national-security-benefit-trumps-executive-order-immigration

HR 158 – Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/158/text

Announcement from DHS re: three further countries added in 2016 to the 2015 Visa Waiver Improvement act: http://archive.is/6MHuf

Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff, on Meet the Press 1/29 [Transcript]: http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-01-29-17-n713751

Odds of being struck and killed by lightning: http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/odds.shtml

The statement from McCain and Graham: http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=587F2A2D-8A47-48F7-9045-CF30F0A77889

Obama slowed but did not stop processing refugee apps from Iraq in 2011: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/01/29/trumps-facile-claim-that-his-refugee-policy-is-similar-to-obama-in-2011/?utm_term=.fa2dc411bb25

“On average, officials say it’s 18 to 24 months before a refugee is approved for admission to the U.S.” http://www.npr.org/2015/11/17/456395388/paris-attacks-ignite-debate-over-u-s-refugee-policy

Refugee resettlement process under Obama: https://www.state.gov/j/prm/ra/admissions/

Origins of refugees resettled in fiscal 2016: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/30/key-facts-about-refugees-to-the-u-s/

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