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President Donald Trump signs a confirmation for James Mattis to be Defense Secretary, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump has signed an executive order to keep out 'radical Islamic terrorists'


President Trump has signed an executive order that calls for the establishment of stricter vetting measures with the aim of keeping out radical Islamic terrorists, Politico reported. The order temporarily suspends the refugee program for 120 days, and the Syrian refugee program indefinitely, a congressional staffer familiar with the order told The Daily Beast.

We don't want them here
President Trump

"I’m establishing new vetting measure to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America," Trump said. "We don’t want them here. We want to make sure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas.

Formally titled the “Protection of the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States," the executive order was signed at the Pentagon after the swearing in of Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

Many organizations, such as Oxfam International, immediately denounced Trump's newest executive order.

Raymond Offenheiser, the president of Oxfam America, said, "Instead of affirming the values of the United States by granting safety and protection to refugees, President Trump has broken with more than 40 years of bipartisan American policy - and over 200 years of American tradition - by slamming the door on innocent people in their hour of need."

Nobel Laureate Malala  Yousafzai, said she was 'heartbroken.'

Trump's so-called Muslim ban developed into his political mantra on the campaign trail, striking a chord at his concert-like rallies. His call to ban Muslims has had its variations, though. He first called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the U.S. after the San Bernardino shooting in December 2015, CBS News reported. Later, in July 2016, he clarified his proposal to only suspend immigrants from countries compromised by terrorism. 

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