Deport Syrian Refugees
Current Status: In ProgressAs of
"I hear we want to take in 200,000 Syrians. And they could be - listen, they could be ISIS... I'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if I win, if I win, they're going back."
- Trump speech, October 2015
On January 27th, 2017, Trump signed an executive order that indefinitely suspended entry of refugees from Syria and the planned admission during 2017 of more than 50,000 refugees.
(c) Pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is detrimental to the interests of the United States and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I have determined that sufficient changes have been made to the USRAP to ensure that admission of Syrian refugees is consistent with the national interest.
(d) Pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the entry of more than 50,000 refugees in fiscal year 2017 would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I determine that additional admissions would be in the national interest.
No plan has yet been made to remove refugees already residing in the United States.