Excerpt By: Carolina Journal. Written By: Dan Way.
As expected, responses by state political leaders to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on refugee resettlements follow partisan lines, varying in their intensity of support or opposition.
Even so, several members of the Republican congressional delegation, including U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, expressed reservations about the order’s effect on legal permanent residents (aka green-card holders) who were detained as they tried to re-enter the United States.
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Trump’s order, issued Friday, halts resettlement of refugees into the United States for 120 days, and for 90 days blocks the entry of people from seven nations that are considered Islamic terrorism threats.