Trump has made it clear he intends to roll back civil liberties protections for Muslims, and the latest plan he’s unveiled is a “Muslim ban.”
It would bar all refugees from entering the United States, ban people from six Muslim-majority countries and force U.S. agencies to enforce the country’s new anti-discrimination laws on the basis of religion.
The president said he’s proposing a plan that would “prevent the entry of all refugees, foreign nationals, or persons from countries that sponsor terrorism.”
But it would also make it easier for people to enter the country from “certain Muslim-friendly nations,” such as Saudi Arabia, where Trump is visiting this week.
The plan was first reported by Politico and has since been posted on his website.
The proposal was described as “one of Trump’s most expansive and ambitious policy proposals in his eight years in office.”
He also promised to build a wall along the Mexican border and deport all undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes, and he said he would “take back control” of the United Nations and other international organizations.
“I’m taking back control of the UN, of the world, and I will not be intimidated,” Trump said in a speech at the White House on Thursday.
The President has also promised that his administration will not “turn back the clock” on civil liberties and said that the country would “end the era of mass surveillance.”
Trump’s new plan is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
It is a departure from his predecessors who have tried to enact policies designed to curb Muslim immigration into the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other countries.
The Trump administration’s new proposal has faced criticism from civil rights groups, who argue that it would create a new form of discrimination against Muslims.
The United Nations has already issued a “global declaration of opposition to the proposed Muslim ban.”
Trump has also repeatedly made comments about Muslims, including at a rally in Florida in March that said, “You can’t get away with saying the only reason Muslims are here is because they have a religion.”
The U.N. has also criticized Trump’s comments, saying that they are “unacceptable.”
The United States has long faced criticism for allowing a handful of Muslims into the country, despite a global ban on immigration from certain Muslim-dominated countries.
And while Trump has claimed he’s been trying to crack down on “radical Islamic terrorism,” the latest proposal will not specifically target Muslims.
Instead, it would bar “foreign nationals from entering, reentering, or traveling to the United State for 90 days, or for at least 90 days on an annual basis.”
Trump said the new policy would be a “significant departure” from past administrations.
It will be up to Congress to decide what kind of policy Trump wants to implement, he said.