>> US President, Donald Trump, fulfilling another campaign pledge with the latest in a torrent of executive orders. Launching what he calls, extreme vetting for anyone coming to the United States, in a bid to fight terrorism.>> I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.
We don't want them here.>> The new order suspends entry of Syrian refugees until further notice and suspends the US refugee admissions program for 120 days. After those 120 days, refugee claims will be prioritized on the basis of religious based persecution of minority groups. Trump had earlier said Syrian Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status, but legal experts said singling out a particular religion could be challenged as a violation of the US Constitution.
Trump signing the order at the Pentagon Friday, after a swearing in ceremony for defense secretary, James Mattis. Trump said the measure is to protect the country from foreign threats.>> We want to ensure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas.
>> Trump also signing an executive order he says would begin rebuilding the US military, which he says has become dangerously depleted.>>