Immigration Ban 2.0 Lifts Indefinite Ban on Syrian Refugees

President Donald Trump signs
President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
President Donald Trump signs
President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Immigration Ban 2.0 Lifts Indefinite Ban on Syrian Refugees

President Trump signed a new executive order on Monday that targeted new visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries. This order comes nearly a month after a federal court barred the first, stricter version of the ban from being implemented. So who is most affected by the new executive order?

WBEZ’s Odette Yousef joins Morning Shift to break down how local agencies are reacting and preparing for the latest version of the immigration order. We also talk to Suzanne Akhras, founder and president of the Syrian Community Network, about how the order impacts refugee resettlement in Illinois.