Gemma Solimene appeared on Bronx Talk to discuss Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
“Essentially what the president did was to suspend immigration but only for immigrants—nationals—of seven particular countries, but he also completely suspended for 120 days our entire refugee program, so no refugee admissions for 120 days. For a period of 90 days, he suspended all immigration, so whether it was refugee, whether it was a mother who had been petitioned by her U.S. citizen son, whether it was a child seeking medical attention—it didn’t matter. All immigration from nationals of one of seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Then he suspended the Syrian refugee program indefinitely.”