President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (January 27, 2017) that suspends indefinitely admissions for Syrian refugees and limits the flow of other refugees into the United States by instituting what the President called "extreme vetting" of immigrants, according to the CNN website.
The order bars all persons from certain terror-prone (Muslim) countries from entering the United States for 30 days and suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days until it is reinstated "only for nationals of countries for whom" members of Trump's Cabinet deem can be properly vetted.
"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," the order signed by Trump reads.
"I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America," Trump said at the Pentagon. He added, "We don't want them here."