The New Yorker’s secret cover story on Donald Trump’s presidency is now online.
In an article published on Wednesday, The New Zealand-based newspaper, which is owned by the Times Company, reported that the President-elect had made a number of changes to the US immigration system.
The New Yorkers report comes on the same day as the first official US immigration ceremony, which took place at the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, to formally open the doors to the country’s first refugees.
“Trump’s executive orders are aimed at tightening the screws on undocumented immigrants and opening the door to mass deportation,” said the article.
“The first order targets the children of undocumented immigrants with parents who are not US citizens or permanent residents.
The second order bans visas for those with green cards, even if they have a green card, and blocks visas for people who hold US passports or green cards.
The third order freezes the US refugee resettlement program for 120 days.
The fourth order suspends the US-Mexico border for 60 days, while the final order suspents all refugees indefinitely.
The article continues: “In an interview with a reporter on Friday night, Trump said that he had no intention of making these changes.
He said that the goal was to stop a flood of refugees and people who had come to this country illegally.
“The second order, however, is more dramatic and controversial, because it imposes a blanket ban on Muslims entering the US, which some Muslim leaders have accused of targeting them.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune, which also owns the Times, published an article on Thursday saying that Trump’s policies could cause “catastrophic damage”. “
This executive order is meant to be temporary, but Trump said it could be extended by an indefinite period of time.”
The New Orleans Times-Picayune, which also owns the Times, published an article on Thursday saying that Trump’s policies could cause “catastrophic damage”.
The newspaper reported that, after the first executive order was signed on January 27, the Department for Homeland Security, which handles immigration enforcement, received information that the Trump administration was planning to expand the refugee resettlement programme for another four months, in part to address concerns about Muslim migration from Iraq and Syria.
“Huge numbers of people from these countries have fled persecution and war, and the Trump Administration has been reluctant to extend their stay in the US,” the newspaper reported.
“Since the Trump inauguration, the Trump campaign has promised to stop all immigration from the Middle East and Africa, and to build a wall along the US border with Mexico.”