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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is taking action that marks a sharp shift from Washington’s elusive efforts to forge comprehensive immigration legislation.

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The centerpiece of the measures Trump has signed is an order to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

He’s also ordering cuts in federal grants for immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities” and planning to boost the number of border patrol agents and immigration officers.

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More is expected to come later this week as Trump seeks to pause the flow of all refugees to the U.S. and indefinitely bar those fleeing war-torn Syria.

A draft executive order obtained by The Associated Press indicates Trump will suspend issuing visas for at least 30 days to people from several predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

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