Fulfilling a campaign promise contradictory to American values, Donald Trump is reportedly moving forward with his plan to ban those living in Muslim countries from coming to the United States.
According to the Associated Press, the president is “expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.”
The AP also notes that Trump’s order will “restrict access to the United States for most refugees,” which are mostly vulnerable women and children.
More from the report:
To block entry from the designated countries, Trump is likely to instruct the U.S. State Department to stop issuing visas to people from those nations, according to sources familiar with the visa process. He could also instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stop any current visa holders from those countries from entering the United States.
Like most of Trump’s extreme campaign-season proposals, the Muslim ban is a plan the majority of Americans consistently oppose. Republicans, from House Speaker Paul Ryan to former Vice President Dick Cheney, have even condemned it.
Throughout the campaign, many of the most reluctant Trump supporters expressed their wishful thinking that Trump wouldn’t seriously follow through on his most dangerous proposals, like killing family members of terrorists or deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.
The executive orders he plans to sign on Wednesday are proof that Trump intends to follow through on each and every one of them.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.