President Donald Trump signed two executives orders on Friday, including one limiting the flow of refugees into the U.S. and instituting what he’s called “extreme vetting” of immigrants.
“It’s a safer day for America with one stroke of a pen,” Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said on “Your World” today.
He said that Trump has already closed more “terror pathways” than President Obama did in eight years.
“I applaud the president for doing this,” McCaul said, adding that he will work with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Congress to help implement these executive orders.
He explained that refugees, particularly from Syria, will be temporarily banned from entering the U.S., and the issuing of visas to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries will be temporarily suspended.
“I think this will strengthen our homeland security, and I really applaud the president for what he’s doing.”