Trump Expected to Sign Executive Orders on Immigration

The orders will reportedly restrict access for some Middle Eastern and African immigrants.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Armed Services Ball in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017.Yuri Gripas/Reuters

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump was expected to sign several executive orders restricting immigration on Wednesday, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.

Trump’s orders were expected to involve restricting access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.

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