>> For Jihad al-Khalid, Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning Syrian refugees may have a devastating outcome. Al-Khalid fled Syria's civil war and now lives in Jordan. One of his children, six-year-old Mohammed, has Ewing's sarcoma, a treatable form of cancer in the bone and soft tissue. Until last week, resettlement in the US seemed his son's best chance of survival.
Reuters correspondent Mica Rosenberg covers immigration.>> What that does, it puts all of the refugee applications that were in the pipeline on hold. So there's a group of people that this affects more seriously is all of the refugees who have serious medical conditions. And under the normal process, they're put at the front of the line, but now their cases are in limbo.
Trump's order put a four months hold on all refugee applications. Syrian refugee resettlement is suspended indefinitely. One refugee non-profit telling Reuters the US typically takes 200 refugees in need of urgent medical care every month. Refugee resettlement groups in the US are hopeful they can work with the State Department to help those in medical need.
The executive order allows for exceptions to the travel ban.>>