President Donald Trump is soon expected to seek sharp changes in U.S. immigration policy by using his executive power, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Trump is planning executive order(s) early this week on immigration, according to the paper. Among the orders, he is expected to reverse Obama administration rules protecting young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Trump also is likely to reject refugees from Syria and other Muslim nations, and cut grant funding for so-called sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Federal funding that might be targeted include Homeland Security grants to combat terrorism and Justice Department funding for community policing.
A mixed-bag here. Cutting government grants is always a plus, but Trump is using it as a hammer rather than motivated by a desire to shrink government.
Stopping the influx of refugees coming to the US on the government dole is also a plus.