US President, Donald Trump is set to sign several executive orders restricting immigration to the US for refugees and some visa holders from countries including Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, it has been claimed.
The announcement is to be made on Wednesday at the US Department of Homeland Security.
Ibrahim Hooper, spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations said “We are preparing for the inevitability of what kind of ‘Muslim ban’ will be implemented, and we’re working with coalition partners to develop a strategy to defend rights and religious freedoms.
“Everybody is poised, waiting to see what the language is of this version of the Muslim ban, and we’ll go from there.
“Because until you see the specific language it’s difficult to react.”
During his campaign, Trump promised to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States as an apparent measure to combat terrorism. “Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” he said at the time.
He later suggested he would target specific countries rather than a religion which claims more than 1.6billion people worldwide.
“When I am elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we understand how to end these threats,” He said in a June 2016 speech.
But following the Berlin terror attack in December, the real Donald Trump returned.
“You know my plans all along and I’ve been proven to be right,”
“100 per cent correct. What’s happening is disgraceful.”