SPOKANE, Wash. -
President Trump's Executive Order Friday afternoon severely limits the amount of refugees welcome in the United States. Nationals from certain countries, like Syria, are outright banned from seeking refuge in America.
Those who do qualify to enter the country will have to go through "extreme vetting." Exactly how the vetting process will change remains to be seen.
Locally, considerably less refugees means considerably less work for World Relief in North Central Spokane. The 35 employees weren't sure how the order will impact their professional and personal lives.
"Everyone is concerned for the families they're serving and they're concerned, for their own families too," explained relocation director Andrea Simpson. "We knew that something was coming, we were just hoping it'd be something dialed back from what it is now."