New Delhi: United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday afternoon which effectively curtails the movement of immigrants signing into the United States of America. While the focal point of this decision remains Muslim-majority countries, Trump’s ‘narrow’ policy on immigration may spell tough times for Tibetan refugees.
The new executive order bans all refugee admissions for 120 days and indefinitely bans Syrian refugees, a move which has been condemned for its constitutional illegality. Trump earlier stated that new immigrants, especially from Muslim countries, would undergo ‘extreme vetting’ under the federal government. This would entail for more careful scrutiny of refugee documents and their backgrounds.
With the world witnessing a refugee crisis, Trump’s administration would be turning its back on those who are “undergoing the worst moments of their lives”. It is also being feared that Trump’s policy may immediately result in the cutting-off of arrivals who have worked for their documents even before the elections.
Albeit the Trump administration has termed this new policy as “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”, his decisions pose as an imminent threat for refugees who have little to no reason for not turning to the United States.
Donald Trump, who contested alongside Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, made his tough stance on immigration policy as the bedrock of his campaign, especially the Wall with Mexico.