Sen. Luther Strange Monday applauded President Trump for a new executive order aimed at protecting the nation from terrorism. The action pauses for 90 days travel from six nations considered hotbeds for terrorism: Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. All refugee visas will be suspended for 120 days, and there will be enhanced vetting. Strange issued the following statement:
“Protecting Americans and securing the homeland are solemn obligations of the President. The latest executive order takes a proactive, comprehensive approach, and gives us clarity about what steps are being taken to protect our communities. I applaud the President for taking action, and I look forward to working further on keeping America free from violent terrorists.”
The new order is scheduled to take effect March 16.