28 January, 2017

Presidential Executive Orders in the USA ~ a note

On 20th January 2017, Donald J. Trump became President of the United States of America.  An interesting fact is that he did not win the popular vote but he succeeded in winning the Electoral College.  See the 2016 Election Results and this explanation of the Electoral College.

In the brief time since taking office, President Trump has issued important Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda - see White House Presidential Actions.    The United States Constitution Article 2 vests the executive power in the President.

Executive Orders issued by various Presidents may be seen via the Federal Register.

A useful explanation of Executive Orders is available at CNBC - Executive Orders: what they are and how they work

Links of interest:

International Bar Association 10th December - Open letter calls on President-elect Trump to address declining human rights in the United States

The Advocates for Human Rights responds to White House Executive Orders on Immigration