Trump orders building of Mexican wall and immediate ban on Muslim refugees and illegal immigrants

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS,
NYT, 
JAN. 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an order on Wednesday to start building a border wall with Mexico and was planning to indefinitely block Syrian refugees from entering the United States and to institute a temporary halt on all refugees from the rest of the world.

The refugee policies are part of an executive order he is expected to issue as soon as Thursday, according to an eight-page document, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times. (more…)