A new law passed by Congress this week will prohibit refugees and people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.A.
Under the new legislation, any refugee who arrives in the U, even temporarily, will face the possibility of deportation.
The executive order signed Friday bars entry to anyone who has a credible fear of persecution for religious or political reasons, but not for any other reason.
The order is set to take effect on Sept. 5.
The White House issued a statement saying it was working with the Congress to enact a solution to this dangerous situation and called the ban “unnecessary and unjust.”
The order bars travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering for 90 days and temporarily suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days.
It also bars the U to grant waivers to U.N. refugee agencies and the UCP to grant temporary travel permits for people from the six countries.
It also restricts U.K. travel to Iran, Sudan and Somalia and restricts travel to the U-Aaad country, which borders Syria, Libya and Yemen.