US President Trump Signs New Travel Ban

Time: 9:48 a.m. CEST

With new executive order signed on Monday, the U.S. President Donald Trump bans immigration from six-Muslim-majority countries six weeks after federal courts blocked previous ban. Trump dropped Iraq from the list of countries facing the ban, but the order reintroduces a temporary ban for entrance in the U.S. for all refugees.

The order removes the language that imposed ban on Syrian refugees and introduces the admissions to those who are religious minorities in the countries of the Middle East.

The new ban will be effective on March 16 and exempts those of six banned countries who have valid visas to enter U.S. or are permanent residents. Citizens of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen would not obtain visas for 90 days.

The ban for the admission for refugees will be 120 days, giving time to U.S. officials for more scrutinize vetting process. “We cannot compromise our nation’s security by allowing visitors entry when their own governments are unable or unwilling to provide the information we need to vet them responsibly, or when those governments actively support terrorism,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday, as CNN reports.


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