Trump Signs Executive Order On ‘Extreme Vetting’

(Getty Images)

Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
Font Size:

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that calls for “extreme vetting” of people seeking to enter the United States.

The exact details of the order are vague. Trump said that he’s “establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.”

“We don’t want them here. We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our countries the very threats that our soldiers are fighting overseas,” Trump said during remarks at the Pentagon. “We only want to admit those into our country who love our country, and love deeply our people.”

The president said that the executive order is titled: “The protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entities into the United States.” He added, “we all know what that means.”

The White House has not produced further information on the executive order by press time. In the past, President Trump has talked about “extreme vetting” in regard to refugee admissions.

Reuters reported earlier this week that the Trump administration planned to sign an executive order regarding refugees and some visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.