Day Forty-Six: March 6

Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

This Order imposes "a temporary pause on the entry of nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, subject to categorical exceptions and case-by-case waivers." Significantly, admissions for nationals of Iraq are permitted, but "should be subjected to additional scrutiny to determine if applicants have connections with ISIS or other terrorist organizations, or otherwise pose a risk to either national security or public safety."

Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security

This Memo instructs the implementation of heightened screening of visa applications, as well as the enforcement of all laws for entry into the US. The Memo also orders data be collected by federal agencies and made transparent for US citizens regarding immigration and homeland security.

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