Trump to Issue New Executive Action on Illegal Immigration, Travel Ban Next Week

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Feb 16, 2017 2:55 PM
Trump to Issue New Executive Action on Illegal Immigration, Travel Ban Next Week

Speaking from the East Room of the White House Thursday, President Donald Trump announced he will sign a new executive order early next week related to his controversial travel ban. While a new order will be issued, tailoring the ban to exclude green card holders and legal permanent residents, the administration will continue to fight for the original order in court.

"The new executive order is being tailored to the decision we got down from the court," Trump said, adding the order is about keeping Americans safe from terror ridden countries. "Some very big things are going to be announced next week."

In addition to temporarily halting refugees and visas from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, the President is reportedly readying additional executive action related to President Obama's DACA program and executive amnesty.