Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by Vox in “The Trump Administration Has Already Made Huge Refugee Cuts. It’s Reportedly Considering More.” He noted that if President Trump’s executive order allowing local governments to turn away refugees, which has been blocked by courts for the time being, is permitted to go into effect, it’s not clear how it would play out in practice. States won’t just be able to refuse refugees from certain nations, such as Syria, he said; immigration law provides that state and local governments must provide aid “without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex or political opinion.”