Week One is in the books. Here is a comprehensive review of the busiest first week in modern American history.

Freezing all regulations

Reviewing domestic manufacturing regulation

Providing “relief” from the Affordable Care Act

 Reinstating the “Mexico City” abortion policy

 Scrapping the Trans-Pacific Partnership

 Advancing the Dakota Access

Advancing Keystone XL Pipelines

Freezing the federal workforce

 Promoting “Made-in-the-USA” pipelines

Expediting Environmental Reviews on Infrastructure Projects

 Increasing border security measures to include the hiring of 5,000 border agents,  planning the design and construction of the border wall/fence,  add measures that present local and state law enforcement as immigration officers,  ending "catch and release,"

 Pursuit of undocumented immigrants  all illegal immigrants are included in this action,  but no mass deportations are featured (Trump no longer believes in the mass deportation of illegal immigrants except in the case of criminal activity.  Create an “Office for Victims of Crimes Committed by Removable Aliens” to “provide proactive, timely, adequate and professional services to victims of crimes committed by removable aliens and family members of such victims.”    Reinstate the Secure Communities program, which was terminated in 2014 by Obama,  and, enables state and local law enforcement to effectively act as immigration agents.   Hire 10,000 additional immigration officers at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, subject to the availability of existing funding.   Sanction countries, with the help of the secretary of state, that refuse to accept the return of undocumented immigrants deported from the U.S.     Prohibit federal funding, with the help of the attorney general, to “sanctuary” jurisdictions, where local officials have declined to help enforce federal immigration laws. Finally, create a list of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in sanctuary jurisdictions to be published on a weekly basis. 

Suspend the Visa Interview Waiver Program, which allows certain people renewing their visas to skip an in-person interview, reevaluate existing visa and refugee programs, 

Suspends the entry of all “immigrants and nonimmigrants” from Iraq, Iran, Sudan and Libya for a period of 90 days. This may also apply to citizens of Libya, Yemen and Somalia depending on the interpretation.

Bar all Syrian refugees for an indefinite period

Directs the secretary of state, the secretary of homeland security, the director of national intelligence, and the director of the FBI to implement uniform screening standards for all immigration programs.  Currently,  no such effort exists. 

Directs the secretary of homeland security, the director of national intelligence and secretary of state to put together a list of countries that do not provide adequate information to vet potential entry of foreign nationals into the United States. Foreign nationals from those countries will be banned from entering the United States.

 Strengthening the military
The president on Friday issued a presidential memorandum directing the secretary of defense, James Mattis, to conduct a review on the military’s readiness in the next 30 days and develop a budget for fiscal 2018 capable of improving the “readiness conditions.” He also directed Mattis to complete a National Defense Strategy and to review the country’s nuclear capabilities and missile-defense capabilities.


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