President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday instituting “extreme vetting” of immigrants in order to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the country.
The executive order is seen as part of effort by Trump to keep his campaign promise to clamp down on immigration.
“I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America,” Trump said at the Pentagon. “We don’t want them here.”
“We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas,” he added. “We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people.”
The final version of the order was not immediately available but drafts obtained by CNN indicated all persons from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen would be banned from entering the U.S. for 30 days